Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Ladder of Art -- Rung #2

Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday, December 7.  For Rules and Reasons, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.

Last Week's Results

This Week's Contest

Robert Ryman
Born 1930

Tournament Record: Placed 499th (four-way tie). Lost to Francesco Salviati and Jacob van Ruisdael. 3 votes for, 17 votes against (.150).

Orcagna (Andrea di Cione di Arcangelo)
1308 - 1368

Tournament Record: Placed 499th (four-way tie). Lost to Claes Oldenburg and Bryan Organ. 3 votes for, 17 votes against (.150).

Josef Beuys
1921 - 1986

Tournament Record: Placed 503rd. Lost to Gianlorenzo Bernini and George Caleb Bingham. 4 votes for, 24 votes against (.143).

Max Hermann Pechstein
1881 - 1955

Tournament Record: Placed 504th. Lost to Joachim Patenier and Perugino. 3 votes for, 18 votes against (.143).

Charles-François Daubigny
1817 - 1878

Tournament Record: Placed 505th.  Lost to Salvador Dali and Aelbert Cuyp. 4 votes for, 26 votes against (.133).

Stefan Lochner
1442 - 1451

Tournament Record: Placed 507th (tie). Lost to El Lissitzky and Filippino Lippi. 3 votes for, 21 votes against (.125).
  • Tied for Third, Ladder Rung #1

Simon Vouet
1590 - 1649

Tournament Record: Placed 509th.  Lost to Maurice de Vlaminck and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. 2 votes for, 16 votes against (.111).
  • Tied for Third, Ladder Rung #1 

Cast up to four votes in the comments by Friday morning!


Candida said...

Orcagna, Daubigny, Lochner, Vouet

Michael5000 said...

For me, Beuys, Daubigny, Lochner, Vouet. Especially Daubigny.

boonec1974 said...

Keep rising Lochner! I also like Orcagna. Beuys will get my 3rd vote, and he seems much more important than I expected; his Wikipedia is like 40 pages long. His performance art seems to really land in that he's-taking-himself-too-seriously-but-is-so-genuinely-absurd-it-works zone. Talking to a dead rabbit with honey on his head? Check. Hanging out with a coyote while dressed as a shephard? Check.

The last vote was tough at first. I should hate Ryman, but someone had to do it, and maybe he did do white best? And I feel like I should like Daubigny more, but he's so dreary. Vouet is definitely talented but a bit much. My tough decision was made easier after looking at more Pechsteins. He has a bunch that remind me of Gauguin, which I liked better than the sloppy fauvres here. So he'll get my 4th vote.

Go ladder!

Morgan said...

Orcagna, Pechstein, Daubigny, Lochner. Especially Daubigny.

Chance said...

Orcagna, Daubigny, Vouet, Pechstein

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes, and here's how she votes: Pechstein, Daubigny, Stefan Lochner.

DrSchnell said...

Daubigny and a whole heap of (shoulder shrug) for the rest. But I will give one negative vote to Ryman. And my other positive votes (in the sense of "somewhat less negative") for Beuys and Vouet

mrs.5000 said...

I'll go for Orcagna, Beuys, Daubigny, and Vouet.

Michael5000 said...

OK, stop, put down your pencils. The results are in, and let's see here...

Daubigny has a clear victory, a margin of two votes even, so he gets the bye week and will rejoin the fray in Week 4. There's a three-way tie for second, which sends Orcagna, Lochner, and Vouet on to Week 3, where they'll join Domenichino and Yeats (who had the bye after Week 1) and two fresh ladder aspirants.

Ryman, with -1 votes, drops off the bottom and lands at #509, a drop of ten rungs for the beleaguered American. Pechstein and Beuys, tied for fifth here, drop four rungs apiece to #508 and #507, respectively.