Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #81


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday, August 15.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Hello, fellow art enthusiasts!  I apologize for the missed week.  Blogger, the antique platform on which this publication is perched, has after many years replaced its clunky old interface with a clunky new interface.  This comes as a surprise, as I wouldn't have expected anyone at Google to remember that Blogger still exists.

I'm sure that the update solves various issues here and there, which is great, but the immediate effect is of course to make putting together a new post about six times as effortful as it was before.  In the way of things, this will persist for about a month, at which point I will be broken to the new system and forget that things were ever any different.

Also, things may look wrong.  Let me know if there are problems.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #80


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday, August 1.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Cragg: 4
1. Gozzoli: 4
3. Christo: 3
4. Bonnard: 2
4. Duccio: 2
6. Boyd: 1
7. Bouts: -1


This Week's Contest




Roberto Sebastian Echaurren Matta
1911 - 2002
Chile

Tournament Record: Placed 312th. Lost to Matisse, defeated Mengs and de Heem, tied with Laurencin, lost to Renoir. 28 votes for, 38 against (.424).





Georges Rouault
1871 - 1958
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 313th. Beat Rothko, lost to Rossetti and Théodore Rousseau. 14 votes for, 19 against (.424).





Hans Hofmann
1880 - 1966
German; worked internationally

Tournament Record: Tied for 313th. Beaten Hodler, beat Hodgkin and Hicks. 14 votes for, 19 against (.424).





Duccio
1255 - c.1319
Siennese

Tournament Record: Placed 319th. Defeated by Dubuffet and van Dyke. 11 votes for, 15 against (.423).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #77. 
  • Placed Fourth, Week #78. 
  • Tied for Fouth, Week #79.






Javacheff Christo
born 1935
Bulgarian; works in the United States

Tournament Record: Tied for 320th. Defeated by De Chirico, beat Chase, lost to Chagall. 16 votes for, 21 against (.421).
  • Tied for Second, Week #76. 
  • Tied for First, Week #77. 
  • Placed Third, Week #79.






Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Tied with Bonington, lost to Banksy, beat Kitaj, and lost to Klimt. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).
  • Tied for 2nd, Week #76.
  • Tied for 4th, Week #77. 
  • Placed 3rd, Week #78. 
  • Tied for 4th, Week #79.






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, Weeks #37, 39, & 41. 
  • Tied for First in Week #43.
  • Placed First, Weeks #45, 47, 49 & 51.
  • Placed First again in Week #53.  He took his bye in Week #54, and then waited a few weeks for the Ladder to catch back up to him.
  • Placed First in Week #57. 
  • Tied for First in Week #59. 
  • Placed First in Week #61. 
  • Tied for First in Week #63.
  • Placed First in Week #65. 
  • Placed Second in Week #67. 
  • Tied for First in Week #68. 
  • First Place, Week #70. 
  • Tied for First in Week #72. 
  • Placed First, Week #74. 
  • Placed First, Week #76. 
  • Placed First, Week #78. 






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

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #79


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




Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 8
2. Cragg: 5
3. Bonnard: 4
4. Duccio: 3
5. Valloton: 2
5. Clouet: 2
7. Gainsborough: 1


This Week's Contest



Dieric Bouts
1457 - 1475
Netherlands

Tournament Record: Tied for 313th. Lost to Boyd, beat Bourdelle, lost to Boucher. 14 votes for, 19 against (.424).





Arthur Boyd
1920 - 1999
Australian

Tournament Record: Placed 316th. Beat Bouts and Bourgeois, lost to Botticelli and Jan Bruegel (the Elder). 25 votes for, 34 against (.424).





Duccio
1255 - c.1319
Siennese

Tournament Record: Placed 319th. Defeated by Dubuffet and van Dyke. 11 votes for, 15 against (.423).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #77. 
  • Placed Fourth, Week #78.






Javacheff Christo
born 1935
Bulgarian; works in the United States

Tournament Record: Tied for 320th. Defeated by De Chirico, beat Chase, lost to Chagall. 16 votes for, 21 against (.421).
  • Tied for Second, Week #76. 
  • Tied for First, Week #77.






Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Tied with Bonington, lost to Banksy, beat Kitaj, and lost to Klimt. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).
  • Tied for 2nd, Week #76.
  • Tied for 4th, Week #77. 
  • Placed 3rd, Week #78.






Benozzo Gozzoli
1421 - 1497
Florentine

Tournament Record: Placed 332nd. Lost to El Greco and Jan van Goyen. 10 votes for, 14 against (.417).
  • Tied for First, Week #73. 
  • Tied for First, Week #75. 
  • Tied for First, Week #77.







Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Placed 334th. Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).
  • Tied for First in Week #72.
  • Tied for Third, Week #74.
  • Placed Third, Week #75.
  • Placed Fourth, Week #76.
  • Placed Third, Week #77.
  • Placed Second, Week #78.






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

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #78


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday, July 18.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Christo: 5
1. Gozzolli: 5
3. Cragg: 4
4. Valloton: 3
4. Bonnard: 3
4. Duccio: 3
7. Hartung: 0


This Week's Contest



François Clouet
c.1522 - 1572
French

Tournament Record: Placed 317th. Beat Clemente, lost to Cornell, beat, Claude Lorraine, and lost to Claesz. 22 votes for, 30 against (.423).






Thomas Gainsborough
1727 - 1788
English

Tournament Record: Placed 318th. Beat Taddeo Gaddi, tied with Gauguin, lost to Daumier and Delaunay. 22 votes for, 30 against (.423).





Duccio
1255 - c.1319
Siennese

Tournament Record: Placed 319th. Defeated by Dubuffet and van Dyke. 11 votes for, 15 against (.423).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #77.





Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Tied with Bonington, lost to Banksy, beat Kitaj, and lost to Klimt. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).
  • Tied for 2nd, Week #76.
  • Tied for 4th, Week #77.







Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 328th. Defeated Utrillo and Utamaro, lost to Vermeer and Toulouse-Lautrec. 28 votes for, 20 against (.417).
  • Placed Second, Week #74. 
  • Tied for First, Week #75. 
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #77.







Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Placed 334th. Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).
  • Tied for First in Week #72.
  • Tied for Third, Week #74.
  • Placed Third, Week #75.
  • Placed Fourth, Week #76.
  • Placed Third, Week #77.







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, Weeks #37, 39, & 41. 
  • Tied for First in Week #43.
  • Placed First, Weeks #45, 47, 49 & 51.
  • Placed First again in Week #53.  He took his bye in Week #54, and then waited a few weeks for the Ladder to catch back up to him.
  • Placed First in Week #57. 
  • Tied for First in Week #59. 
  • Placed First in Week #61. 
  • Tied for First in Week #63.
  • Placed First in Week #65. 
  • Placed Second in Week #67. 
  • Tied for First in Week #68. 
  • First Place, Week #70. 
  • Tied for First in Week #72. 
  • Placed First, Week #74. 
  • Place First, Week #76. 





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

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #77


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday, July 3.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 6
2. Christo: 5
2. Bonnard: 5
4. Cragg: 4
5. Longhi: 3
6. Fantin-Latour: 1
7. Pontormo: 0


This Week's Contest



Duccio
1255 - c.1319
Siennese

Tournament Record: Placed 319th. Defeated by Dubuffet and van Dyke. 11 votes for, 15 against (.423).





Hans Hartung
1904 - 1992
German; worked in France

Tournament Record: Tied for 320th. Lost to Hassam, beat Heron, lost to Hammershoi. 16 votes for, 22 against (.421).





Javacheff Christo
born 1935
Bulgarian; works in the United States

Tournament Record: Tied for 320th. Defeated by De Chirico, beat Chase, lost to Chagall. 16 votes for, 21 against (.421).
  • Tied for Second, Week #76.






Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Tied with Bonington, lost to Banksy, beat Kitaj, and lost to Klimt. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).
  • Tied for 2nd, Week #76.





Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 328th. Defeated Utrillo and Utamaro, lost to Vermeer and Toulouse-Lautrec. 28 votes for, 20 against (.417).
  • Placed Second, Week #74. 
  • Tied for First, Week #75.






Benozzo Gozzoli
1421 - 1497
Florentine

Tournament Record: Placed 332nd. Lost to El Greco and Jan van Goyen. 10 votes for, 14 against (.417).
  • Tied for First, Week #73. 
  • Tied for First, Week #75.






Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Placed 334th. Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).
  • Tied for First in Week #72.
  • Tied for Third, Week #74.
  • Placed Third, Week #75.
  • Placed Fourth, Week #76.







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