Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Ladder of Art -- Week #8

Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday the 25th.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.

Last Week's Results

This Week's Contest

Frank Auerbach
Born 1931
German; works in the UK

Tournament Record: Placed 485th. Lost to John James Audubon and Hendrick Avercamp. 6 votes for, 21 votes against (.222).

Roy Lichtenstein
1923 - 1997

Tournament Record: Placed 486th (tie). Lost to the Limbourg Brothers and Sol LeWitt. 5 votes for, 18 votes against (.217).

Yves Klein
1928 - 1962

Tournament Record: Placed 486th (tie). Lost to Paul Klee and Franz Kline. 5 votes for, 18 votes against (.217).

Sir Godfrey Kneller
1646 - 1723
German; worked in Britain

Tournament Record: Placed 488th (tie). Lost to Oskar Kokoschka and Raoul Hausmann. 5 votes for, 20 votes against (.200).

Baron Antoine-Jean Gros
1771 - 1835

Tournament Record: Placed 492th (tie). Lost to Juan Gris and Greuze. 4 votes for, 20 votes against (.167).
  • Placed Third in Ladder Week #5
  • Tied for Third in Ladder Week #6
  • Tied for Fourth in Ladder Week #7

Charles-François Daubigny
1817 - 1878

Tournament Record: Placed 505th.  Lost to Salvador Dali and Aelbert Cuyp. 4 votes for, 26 votes against (.133).
  • Finished First in Ladder Week #2
  • Finished First again in Week #4 
  • ...and again in Week #6

1581 - 1641

Tournament Record: Placed 507th (tie).  Lost to Donatello and Dosso Dossi. 3 votes for, 21 votes against (.125).
  • Tied for First, Ladder Rung #1 
  • First Place, Week #3
  • Tied for First, Week #5
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #7

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


Candida said...

Daubigny and Domenichino.

Morgan said...

Gros, Daubigny, Domenichino. No strong feelings on the other ones.

DrSchnell said...

Daubigny, Domenichino, Lichtenstein

Nora said...

I like Daubigny, Domenichino, and Gros. I'll cast a vote against the blue guy.

boonec1974 said...

I'll also go for Daubigny, Domenichino, and Gros for sure. Which leaves me with one vote. I wouldn't say I'm surprised any of the other four are so low in the standings, but each has their positives: Kneller's people look insufferable, but they are amazingly lifelike; the world has changed none for the better after Lichtenstein, but I find them funny; Klein is ridiculous, but oh what a blue! And Auerbach... I have to imagine those textures in person would be fascinating, so I'll vote for him.

Michael5000 said...

I'll stick with Daubigny and Domenichino, and also vote for Klein which... I guess gets him back to zero.

mrs.5000 said...

Hrrrrummmp, I don't think much of the new guys. I'll go with Daubigny and Domenichino.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes by email for: Lichtenstein, Kneller, Gros & Daubigny.

Elliott said...

Lichtenstein, Kneller, Gros, and Kneller.

Michael5000 said...

All righty, We've got eight votes and another bye week for Daubigney, then seven, five, and three for Domenichino, Gros, and Lichtenstein. Dropping out after this one appearance are Kneller (only one of Elliott's votes applied, of course), Auerbach, and Klein.