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

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

Arthur Boyd
1920 - 1999

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

1255 - c.1319

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

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

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

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!


Morgan said...

Boyd, Bonnard, Cragg, minus Christo

mrs.5000 said...

Christo, Duccio, Bonnard, Gozzoli!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I have been commenting on this site probably longer than just about anyone, since like 2005 maybe?

And I can finally say I've found my favorite painting of all time: Dude banging a goat with his tongue out and goat shoots Kirby out of his nose.

It's sad almost because how will I ever find a better painting than that?

The guy who made that one is the winner of this week's contest and also the best artist ever.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Several votes through the aether this week. Nora finds for Bonnard and Cragg.

Michael5000 said...

Elliott goes negative with a vote for Cragg and then three negatives: Bouts, Boyd, and Bonnard.

Michael5000 said...

Chuckdaddy is voting for Gozolli, and that's all.

Michael5000 said...

And Susan: "I don't like to be a copycat, but I'm voting right along with Mrs. 5000 this time. VOTES -- Duccio, Christo, Bonnard & Gozzoli."

Michael5000 said...

I'll go Christo, Cragg, and Gozzolli, and I'm prepared to join Elliott against Bonnard.

Michael5000 said...

And yep, Dr. Ken has been with this blog since we were all little children. Always good to have him swing through.