Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #73


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday May 29.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Cragg: 5
2. Guardi: 5
3. Chase: 5
4. Mondrian: 4
5. Oudry: 3
5. Daubigny: 3
7. Botero: 1


This Week's Contest



Sir David Wilkie
1785 - 1841
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 328th. Beaten by Whistler, Defeated Benjamin West and Carel Weight, lost again to Whistler. 20 votes for, 28 against (.417).






Konrad Witz
1410ish - 1446
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 330th place. Defeated Richard Wilson, then lost to Leighton and Wright of Derby. 15 votes for, 21 against (.417).






Vincenzo Catena
c.1480 - 1531
Venetian

Tournament Record: Tied for 330th place. Beat Catlin, lost to Cassatt and Caro. 15 votes for, 21 against (.417).





Benozzo Gozzoli
1421 - 1497
Florentine

Tournament Record: Placed 332nd. Lost to El Greco and Jan van Goyen. 10 votes for, 14 against (.417).





Marcel Duchamp
1887 - 1968
French

Tournament Record: Placed 333rd. Tied with Dufy, lost to Velázquez, beat Zuccarelli and Vasarely, lost to Sluter. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).





Henri Fantin-Latour
1836 - 1904
French

Tournament Record: Placed 338th. Skunked by Fabritius, beat Fautrier and Fontana, and lost a rematch with Fabritius. 18 votes for, 26 against (.409).
  • Tied for Third Place in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 
  • Placed First in Week #71.





Piet Mondrian
1872 - 1944
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 351st. Tied with László Moholy-Nagy; lost to Sir William Orpen and Auguste Rodin. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400).
  • Tied for First in Week #63. 
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #67.
  • Tied for First Place in Week #68. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 
  • Placed Third in Week #71. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #72. 






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

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #72


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday May 22.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Fantin-Latour: 6
2. Daubigney: 5
3. Mondrian: 4
4. Oudry: 3
4. Guardi: 3
6. Giambologna: 2
7. Fontana: 1


This Week's Contest



Fernando Botero
born 1932
Colombian; works in France

Tournament Record: Lost to Botticelli, beat Boudin, tied with Louise Bourgeois, lost to Bingham. 21 votes for, 30 against (.412).






Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).






Francesco Guardi
1712 - 1780
Venetian

Tournament Record: Placed 339th. Defeated Guercino, and Grosz; Lost to Grimshaw and Hammershoi. 20 votes for, 29 against (.408).
  • Placed First in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #71.





Jean Baptiste Oudry
1686 - 1755
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 347th. Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 9 and in Phase 2, Flight 6 of the Play-In Tournament. Beat Gerrard Dou; Lost to Metsu and Millet. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400). Lowest-performing artist from the play-in tournament.
  • Tied for Third in Week #64.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • Placed First in Week #66. 
  • Tied for Fourth Place, Week #68. 
  • Tied for Third Place, Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 
  • Tied for Fourth Place, Week #71. 






Piet Mondrian
1872 - 1944
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 351st. Tied with László Moholy-Nagy; lost to Sir William Orpen and Auguste Rodin. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400).
  • Tied for First in Week #63. 
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #67.
  • Tied for First Place in Week #68. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 
  • Placed Third in Week #71. 







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. 





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 - #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 in Weeks #48, #50, and #52.
  • Placed First, Week #54.
  • Took two weeks off while the Ladder got sorted out, then took a bye in Week #57.
  • Placed First in Weeks #58, #60, #62, and #64.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66.
  • Placed First, Week #67. 
  • Placed Second in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70.  
  • Placed Second in Week #71





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

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #71


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




Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 6
2. Daubigney: 4
2. Mondrian: 4
2. Oudry: 4
2. Fantin-Latour: 4
6. Ensor: 3
7. Ribera: 2


This Week's Contest



Lucio Fontana
1899 - 1968
Argentinian

Tournament Record: Tied for 336th. Beat Flavin, Lost to Foujita and Fantin-Latour. 14 votes for, 20 against (.412).





Giambologna
1529 - 1608
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 336th. Lost to Giacometti, beat Gilbert & George, lost to Giorgione. 14 votes for, 20 against (.412).





Henri Fantin-Latour
1836 - 1904
French

Tournament Record: Placed 338th. Skunked by Fabritius, beat Fautrier and Fontana, and lost a rematch with Fabritius. 18 votes for, 26 against (.409).
  • Tied for Third Place in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70.







Francesco Guardi
1712 - 1780
Venetian

Tournament Record: Placed 339th. Defeated Guercino, and Grosz; Lost to Grimshaw and Hammershoi. 20 votes for, 29 against (.408).
  • Placed First in Week #69.






Jean Baptiste Oudry
1686 - 1755
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 347th. Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 9 and in Phase 2, Flight 6 of the Play-In Tournament. Beat Gerrard Dou; Lost to Metsu and Millet. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400). Lowest-performing artist from the play-in tournament.
  • Tied for Third in Week #64.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • Placed First in Week #66. 
  • Tied for Fourth Place, Week #68. 
  • Tied for Third Place, Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 






Piet Mondrian
1872 - 1944
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 351st. Tied with László Moholy-Nagy; lost to Sir William Orpen and Auguste Rodin. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400).
  • Tied for First in Week #63. 
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #67.
  • Tied for First Place in Week #68. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 






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 - #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 in Weeks #48, #50, and #52.
  • Placed First, Week #54.
  • Took two weeks off while the Ladder got sorted out, then took a bye in Week #57.
  • Placed First in Weeks #58, #60, #62, and #64.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66.
  • Placed First, Week #67. 
  • Placed Second in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 






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

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #70


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




Last Week's Results
1. Guardi: 7
2. Daubigney: 6
3. Oudry: 4
3. Ensor: 4
3. Fantin-Latour: 4
6. Van Dyck: 3
6. Van Goyen: 3


This Week's Contest



Henri Fantin-Latour
1836 - 1904
French

Tournament Record: Placed 338th. Skunked by Fabritius, beat Fautrier and Fontana, and lost a rematch with Fabritius. 18 votes for, 26 against (.409).
  • Tied for Third Place in Week #69.






José de Ribera
1591 – 1652
Spanish; worked in Italy

Tournament Record: Beat Richter, lost to Rivera and Reni. 13 votes for, 19 against (.406).
  • Tied for First in Week #68






James Ensor
1860 - 1949
Belgium's famous painter

Tournament Record: Tied for 347th. Beat Sir Jacob Epstein; lost to Thomas Eakins and Max Ernst. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400).
  • Tied for Third in Week #64. 
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66.
  • Tied for Third Place, Week #67.
  • Tied for Fourth Place, Week #68. 
  • Tied for Third Place, Week #69.






Jean Baptiste Oudry
1686 - 1755
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 347th. Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 9 and in Phase 2, Flight 6 of the Play-In Tournament. Beat Gerrard Dou; Lost to Metsu and Millet. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400). Lowest-performing artist from the play-in tournament.
  • Tied for Third in Week #64.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • Placed First in Week #66. 
  • Tied for Fourth Place, Week #68. 
  • Tied for Third Place, Week #69. 






Piet Mondrian
1872 - 1944
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 351st. Tied with László Moholy-Nagy; lost to Sir William Orpen and Auguste Rodin. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400).
  • Tied for First in Week #63. 
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #67.
  • Tied for First Place in Week #68. 






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. 






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 - #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 in Weeks #48, #50, and #52.
  • Placed First, Week #54.
  • Took two weeks off while the Ladder got sorted out, then took a bye in Week #57.
  • Placed First in Weeks #58, #60, #62, and #64.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66.
  • Placed First, Week #67. 
  • Placed Second in Week #69. 







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