Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Ladder of Art -- Week #20

Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday April 19.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.

Way back in Week #9 of the Ladder of Art, we had our first artist who had actually won a match in the main Tournament.  Pietro da Cortana, who managed to eke out a 1-2 record from a 7-24 vote count, placed 484th initially and then quietly dropped six rungs down the Ladder to 490th.

After that outlier, starting this week we will start to see more artists that did not go two-and-out.  Adam Elsheimer, one of four artists taking their first step on the ladder today, managed a tie on his way to a 10-26 voting record. 

Last Week's Results

This Week's Contest

Adam Elsheimer
1578 - 1610
German; worked in Italy

Tournament Record: Placed 458th. Beaten by Thomas Eakins; tied with Sir Jacob Epstein before falling to Edvard Munch. 10 votes for, 26 votes against (.278).

Antoine Bourdelle
1861 - 1929

Tournament Record: Placed 459th. Beaten by Louise Bourgeois and Dieric Bouts. 7 votes for, 19 votes against (.269).

Georg Baselitz
1938 -

Tournament Record: Tied for 460th. Lost to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pompeo Batoni. 5 votes for, 14 votes against (.263).

Sir Joshua Reynolds
1723 - 1792

Tournament Record: Tied for 461st. Lost to Renoir and Guido Reni. 6 votes for, 17 votes against (.261).

Jacques Lipchitz
1891 - 1973
Lithuanian; worked in the U.S.A.

Tournament Record: Tied for 467th. Lost to Jean-Étienne Liotard and John Constable. 6 votes for, 18 votes against (.250).
  • Placed Second in Ladder Week #16. 
  • Tied for First in Week #17.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #19.

1392ish - 1450

Tournament Record: Tied for 469th. Lost to Roelandt Savery and Juan Sánchez Cotán. 5 votes for, 15 votes against (.250).
  • Tied for First in Week #15.
  • Tied for First in Week #17.
  • Placed Third in Week #19.

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.
  • ...and in Week #8.
  • ...and in Week #10. 
  • ...and in Week #12. 
  • ...and in Week #14. 
  • ...and in Week #16.
  • ...and in Week #18.

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


Morgan said...

Bourdelle, Lipchitz, Sassetta, Daubigny.

Elliott said...

Elsheimer, Bourdelle, Reyonolds, and Daubigny

Nora said...

Elsheimer, Reynolds, Lipchitz, and Daubigny.

boonec1974 said...

Of the new artists, Reynolds really stands out to me, and I've got to think his tough draw is what made him fall out of the IAT so fast. I hope he rises quite a bit. Elsheimer almost gets my vote. The first of his is very interesting. There is a lot going on, too much possibly. His other paintings I looked up also seemed to have something off for me: many were too dark, others had main people off to the sides...

Daubigny of course gets a vote, and I'll go with Sassetta and Lipchitz for at least one more round (series of rungs?).

Candida said...

Elsheimer, Reynolds, Daubigny.

mrs.5000 said...

Ooh, good ones this week. I like Sassetta, Reynolds, Lipchitz, and Bourdelle.

DrSchnell said...

Elsheimer, Lipchitz, Daubigny

Michael5000 said...

Just Sasetta & Daubigny for me.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sassetta & Daubigny.