Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- A Very Special Week #55


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday January 24.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




We have a bit of a situation this week.  But first:

Last Week's Results

1. Daubigny: 7
2. Cozens: 5
2. Holbein: 5
4. Canaletto: 4
5. Lancret: 3
6. Masolino: 2
7: Boucher:1

All other things being equal, this would have left our recent contestants in the following rankings:
380: Campin
377 (tie): Guercino, Carpaccio, Perugino
375 (tie): Van Ostade, Boudin
374: Boucher
373: Masolino
Still Active: Canaletto, Lancret, Holbein, Cozens, Chase
Bye Week: Daubigny

But, I wouldn't have brought this up if all things were equal. For, in Week #53, an INJUSTICE occurred! Yes, due to some arguable slopiness on the part of me, Michael5000, Susan's promptly and properly submitted slate of entries did not get transferred and counted, leading to the unfairly precipitate ejection of Boudin.

Well, obviously this cannot stand.  So, this will be a bit of a callback week, as we go back far enough to give Boudin a fair shot... and as long as we're at it, we'll take the opportunity to see if an inelegant clot of ties might disentangle themselves.  Is it fair?  Well, this bit of ladder justice can only benefit Campin, but he arguably deserves a break for the poor luck-of-the-draw image quality he has been cursed with throughout the Tournament.  For everyone from the 377s through to Masolino, this is one more shot at the big time -- but it's also a chance to lose more ground.  Canaletto, Lancret, Holbein, and Cozens are still in the game, they're just taking a week or two off.  And yes, Daubigny still gets to take his fair-and-square bye week once we catch up to him.  So yeah, it's all good. 

Here goes!



This Week's Contest



François Boucher
1703 - 1770
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 366th. Defeated Boudin, lost to Botticelli, beat Bouts, lost to Bellows. Second-lowest ranked artist with two wins in the main Tournament. 18 votes for, 30 against (.375).
  •  Placed 7th in Week #54.  Dropped 8 rungs to 374th.






Eugène Boudin
1824 - 1898
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to François Boucher and Dieric Bouts. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for second in Week #51.
  • Incorrectly counted as tied for 6th in Week #53, so dropped five rungs to a tie for 375th.  Should have tied for 4th.





Adriaen van Ostade
1610 - 1685
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 368th. Tied with Sir William Orpen and Frederic Leighton, beat Jean-Paul Riopelle, lost to Jan Steen and George Stubbs. Lowest-ranked artist with five appearances in the main tournament. 21 votes for, 35 against (.375).
  •  Incorrectly counted as tied for 6th in Week #53, so dropped seven rungs to a tie for 375th.  Should have been in 7th place.





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. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #51. 
  • Tied for Fifth in Week #52, so climbed six rungs altogether to a tie for 377th.  





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. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #51. 
  • Tied for Fifth in Week #52, so climbed three rungs altogether to a tie for 377th.





Guercino
1591-1666
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Francesco Guardi and Matthias Grünewald. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for Fifth in Week #52, so dropped seven rungs to a tie for 377th.  







Robert Campin
1757 - 1822
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Canaletto and Canova. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Placed Sixth in Week #51, so dropped ten rungs to 380th.  






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

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #54


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




Last Week's Results

1. Chase: 7
2. Canaletto: 5
3. Cozens: 4
4. Lancret: 3
4. Masolino: 3
6. Boudin: 2
6. van Ostade: 2



This Week's Contest



François Boucher
1703 - 1770
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 366th. Defeated Boudin, lost to Botticelli, beat Bouts, lost to Bellows. Second-lowest ranked artist with two wins in the main Tournament. 18 votes for, 30 against (.375).






John Robert Cozens
1752 - 1797
English

Tournament Record: Placed 369th. Tied with Tony Cragg, lost decisively to Thomas Hart Benton and Pietro Longhi. 15 votes for, 25 against (.375).
  • Placed Third in Week #53.





Masolino
1383 - c.1433
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Quentin Massys and Marie Laurencin. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #53.






Nicolas Lancret
1690 - 1743
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Sir Edwin Landseer and Peter Lanyon. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #53.






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. 
  • Tied for First, Week #50. 
  • Tied for First, Week #52.








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. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.
  • Tied for Second, Week #51. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #52. 
  • Placed Second, Week #53.






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.
  • Tied for First, Week #50. 
  • Tied for First, Week #52.






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

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #53


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday January 10.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results

1. Holbein: 5
1. Daubigny: 5
3. Boudin: 3
3. Canaletto: 3
5. Guercino: 2
5. Carpaccio: 2
5. Perugino: 2



This Week's Contest



Adriaen van Ostade
1610 - 1685
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 368th. Tied with Sir William Orpen and Frederic Leighton, beat Jean-Paul Riopelle, lost to Jan Steen and George Stubbs. Lowest-ranked artist with five appearances in the main tournament. 21 votes for, 35 against (.375).







John Robert Cozens
1752 - 1797
English

Tournament Record: Placed 369th. Tied with Tony Cragg, lost decisively to Thomas Hart Benton and Pietro Longhi. 15 votes for, 25 against (.375).






Masolino
1383 - c.1433
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Quentin Massys and Marie Laurencin. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).






Nicolas Lancret
1690 - 1743
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Sir Edwin Landseer and Peter Lanyon. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).






Eugène Boudin
1824 - 1898
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to François Boucher and Dieric Bouts. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for second in Week #51.
  • Tied for third in Week #52.






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.
  • Placed First in Week #49.
  • Placed First again in Week #51.






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. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.
  • Tied for Second, Week #51. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #52.





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