Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Ladder of Art -- Week #30


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday June 28.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.


We bid adieu to Luini this week, and Chase is off to by-week -- which leaves us with a set of three established ladder winners, a surprise repeat by Alston (and not Warhol), and three new fellas who we haven't seen for years, what with them being from the front half of the alphabet. 


Last Week's Results



This Week's Contest




Nicolas Froment
Active 1450 - 1490
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 429th. Lost to Naum Gabo and Dame Elizabeth Frink. 8 votes for, 18 votes against (.308).






Dan Flavin1933 - 1996
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 429th. Lost to Lucio Fontana and Jean Fouquet. 8 votes for, 18 votes against (.308).







Jim Dineborn 1935
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 429th. Lost to Otto Dix and Brancusi. 8 votes for, 18 votes against (.308).





Washington Allston
1779-1843
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 429th. Lost to Algardi and Albers; was the first artist exited from the Tournament. 8 votes for, 18 votes against (.308).
  • Placed Fourth in Week #29.






Canaletto
1697 - 1768
Italian (Venetian); also worked in England

Tournament Record: Placed 448th, actually. Beat Robert Campin, then lost to Caravaggio and Alexander Calder. 7 votes for, 17 votes against (.292).
  • Placed First in Week #24. 
  • Placed First again in Week #26. 
  • Placed First again in Week #28.





Willem Kalf
1622 - 1693
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 454th. Lost to Wassily Kandinsky and Richard Parkes Bonington. 7 votes for, 18 votes against (.280).
  • Tied for First in Week #22.
  • Placed Second in Week #24.
  • Tied for Third in Week #25.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #26
  • Placed Third in Week #27.
  • Placed Second in Week #28. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #29.




Charles-Fran├žois Daubigny
1817 - 1878
French

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. 
  • ...and in Week #20. 
  • Tied for First, Week #22. 
  • Placed Third in Week #24. 
  • Tied for First, Week #25.
  • Tied for First, Week #27. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #29.





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

10 comments:

Morgan said...

Flavin, Canaletto, Kalf, Daubigny.

Michael5000 said...

Well, I like Froment a lot, so it's tempting to go the one-vote route, but...

I'd been feeling that Daugbigny and Kalf had found their level, but there's not a lot of competition here, so I'll vote them on.

Heck, against Dine, Flavin, and Allston, I'll even throw in a vote for Canal "A Souvenir of Venice" Etto.

ACTUALLY NO! I'm gonna be an unsporting moderator and do a perfectly legal if kind of grouchy vote-enhancing exploit: Positive vote for Froment, negative votes for Dine, Flavin, Allston.

Candida said...

Froment, Allston, Canaletto, Daubigny.

Nora said...

Daubigny, Kalf, Canaletto, and Flavin

Elliott said...

Daubigny, Allston, Canaletto, and a vote against Flavin (take that sister!).

boonec1974 said...

I like the gamesmanship, Michael5000.! I'll actually go with your original votes: Daubigny, Froment, Canaletto, and Daubigny.

Michael5000 said...

Froment, Canaletto, Kalf & Daubigny.

Michael5000 said...

...says Susan, that is.

boonec1974 said...

Oops. Instead of Daubigny twice I meant Daubigny and Kalf.

mrs.5000 said...

Froment, certainly. And Canaletto.