Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #76


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday June 19.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Gozzoli: 6
1. Valloton: 6
3. Cragg: 5
4. Fantin-Latour: 4
5. Pollock: 3
6. Maillol: 2
7. Johns: 0


This Week's Contest



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).





Pietro Longhi
1702 - 1785
Venetian

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Lost to Richard Long, beat Cozens, tied with Lorenzo Monaco, lost to Gaddi. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).





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).





Jacopo Pontormo
1494 - 1556
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 324th. Bested by Popova, beat Hiram Powers, lost to Raeburn. 13 votes for, 18 against (.419).





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.





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. 
  • Tied for First, Week #73.
  • Placed Fourth, Week #75.





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. 





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

8 comments:

Michael5000 said...

And I'll kick things off myself by getting Christo and Cragg on the board.

chuckdaddy said...

I feel like this is kinda a weak week, so I definitely have room on my slate for a negative vote for Fantin "Flower Boy" Latour.

I've been waiting to see if one of these high ladder risers can eclipse a past vanquisher. I think this is the first time that's possible, if Chase can outlast Christo. I'll do nothing to help or hurt that possibility as I will vote for both.

Any my last vote will go to Bonnard.

Morgan said...

Agreed that the week feels weak. Cragg, Chase, Fantin-Latour.

Nora said...

Bonnard, Chase, Cragg, and Fantin-Latour

mrs.5000 said...

Christo and Bonnard are the standouts for me, in this reasonably robust week!

Elliott said...

Cragg, Longhi, Bonnard, and Chase.

Candida said...

Christo (whom I was sorry to see had died recently), Longhi, Chase.

Michael5000 said...

I'M AWAKE!!! Susan's votes -- Christo, Pietro Longhi, Pierre Bonnard & Chase.