Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Ladder of Art -- Week #50


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday December 14.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.





Last Week's Results

1. Chase: 8
2. Holbein: 6
2. Canaletto: 6
4. Carpaccio: 5
5. Dubuffet: 4
6. Dix: 3
7. Nauman: -2



This Week's Contest



Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 376th. Lost to Fragonard, beat Lucian Freud, then lost to Naum Gabo. 13 votes for, 22 against (.371).





John Singleton Copley
1738-1815
American; worked in England

Tournament Record: Tied for 376th. Lost to Joseph Cornell, beat Francesco Clemente, then lost to Pieter Claesz. 13 votes for, 22 against (.371).





Vittore Carpaccio
died 1526
Venetian

Tournament Record: Placed 381st. Beat Caro and Carrà, then lost to Cassatt and Canova. Lowest-ranked ladder artist with two wins in the main Tournament. 18 votes for, 31 against (.367).
  • Placed Fourth, Week #49.





Perugino
1447ish - 1523
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 383rd. Lost to Francis Picabia, beat Max Pechstein, then lost to Piero di Cosimo. 11 votes for, 19 against (.367).
  • Placed Third in Week #47. 
  • Tied for First, Week #49.






Hans Holbein
1497ish - 1543
German; worked in Britain

Tournament Record: Tied for 392nd. He, Hans, lost to Winslow Homer and Gerrit van Honthorst. 9 votes for, 16 votes against (.360).
  • Tied for First in Week #44.  
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Second in Week #47.
  • Placed Third in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49.





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

Tournament Record: Placed 448th. 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. 
  • And again in Week #30. 
  • And again in Week #32. 
  • And again in Week #34.
  • And again in Week #36. 
  • And again in Week #38. 
  • And again in Week #40. 
  • Tied for First in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First again in Week #44.
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #47. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49.





Charles-François 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 all of the even-numbered Ladder Weeks #2 - #20.
  • Tied for First, Week #22. 
  • Placed Third in Week #24. 
  • Tied for First, Week #25.
  • Tied for First, Week #27. 
  • Tied for Second, Weeks #29 - #32. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #33.
  • Tied for Second again in Week #34. 
  • Tied for First, Week #35.
  • Tied for Second, Weeks #37 - #40. 
  • Placed Second, Week #41. 
  • Placed Third in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First, Week #43. 
  • Placed Second, Week #45. 
  • Placed First, Week #46. 
  • Tied for First, Week #48.





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

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ladder of Art -- Week #49




There's no feeling on Earth, I've found, like taking your seat for a 40-hour train ride and noticing, right at that moment, that one's laptop computer went missing between your home and the station.  I can't really recommend it, though.

There wasn't much information on the machine that would be exciting for an identity thief or someone of that ilk, but boy was there a lot of material about arbitrary travel, alternative approaches to reading and physical fitness, and democratically-driven art criticism.  Since I have not traditionally been real big on backing up files, it wasn't clear until I got back from the trip if the Ladder of Art was still going to be viable.

Turns out, it is.   We had a tie among the regulars last time around, so there's four new guys this week.  At least one of them will survive!  Or who knows, maybe they all will!




Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday December 8.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results

1. Daubigny: 7
1. Perugino: 7
3. Holbein: 6
4. Canaletto: 5
5. Beauneveu: 4
6. Salviati: 2
7. Schnabel: 2



This Week's Contest



Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 378th. Beat Duccio before falling to Dürer and Dossi. 14 votes for, 24 against (.368).





Otto Dix
1891-1969
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 378th. Beat Jim Dine, then lost to Braque and Denis. 14 votes for, 24 against (.368).





Bruce Nauman
born 1941
American

Tournament Record: Placed 380th. Lost to Barnett Newman and Isamu Noguchi. 7 votes for, 12 against (.368).





Vittore Carpaccio
died 1526
Venetian

Tournament Record: Placed 381st. Beat Caro and Carrà, then lost to Cassatt and Canova. Lowest-ranked ladder artist with two wins in the main Tournament. 18 votes for, 31 against (.367).





Hans Holbein
1497ish - 1543
German; worked in Britain

Tournament Record: Tied for 392nd. He, Hans, lost to Winslow Homer and Gerrit van Honthorst. 9 votes for, 16 votes against (.360).
  • Tied for First in Week #44.  
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Second in Week #47.
  • Placed Third in Week #48.





William Merritt Chase
1849 - 1916
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 439th. Beaten by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and Christo. 6 votes for, 14 votes against (.300).
  • Placed Second, Week #26.
  • Tied for First, Week #27.
  • Placed First, Week #29.
  • Placed First, Week #31.
  • Tied for Second, Week #33. 
  • Tied for Second again, Week #34. 
  • Tied for First, Week #35. 
  • Placed First in Week #37. 
  • Placed First in Week #39. 
  • Placed First in Week #41. 
  • Tied for First in Week #43.
  • Placed First in Week #45.
  • Placed First in Week #47.





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

Tournament Record: Placed 448th. 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. 
  • And again in Week #30. 
  • And again in Week #32. 
  • And again in Week #34.
  • And again in Week #36. 
  • And again in Week #38. 
  • And again in Week #40. 
  • Tied for First in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First again in Week #44.
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #47. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #48.





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