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.

Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 8
2. Matta: 4
3. Christo: 3
Bonnard: 3
5. Rouault: 2
6. Duccio: 1
7. Hoffman: -1

This Week's Contest

William Hogarth
1697 - 1764

Tournament Record: Tied for 309th. Lost to Hokusai and Beauneveu. 9 votes for, 12 against (.429).

Vladimir Tatlin
1885 - 1953

Tournament Record: Placed 311th. Tied with Tàpies, lost to Vasarely, tied with Zoffany, and lost to Thiebaud. 17 votes for, 23 against (.425).

Roberto Sebastian Echaurren Matta
1911 - 2002

Tournament Record: Placed 312th. Lost to Matisse, defeated Mengs and de Heem, tied with Laurencin, lost to Renoir. 28 votes for, 38 against (.424).
  • Placed 2nd, Week #80.

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.
  • Tied for Third, Week #80.

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. 
  • Tied for 4th, Week #79.
  • Tied for 3rd, Week #80.

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.
  • Tied for First, Week #79.

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.
  • Tied for First, Week #79.

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


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I have been hearing about this new blogger system. Hope it's not like the new math.

Morgan said...

Yes to Matta, Gozzoli, and Cragg! No to Christo!

Candida said...

Hogarth! Tatlin, Matta, Christo.

boonec1974 said...

Matta, Gozzoli, Hogarth, and Tatlin

mrs.5000 said...

Christo, Hogarth, Gozzoli, and--well, Bonnard, I hope to admire your sun-dappled peignoirs in a museum again someyear soon, but I find that Cragg is looking good this week.

Elliott said...

Votes for Tatlin and Cragg.

Votes against Christo and Bonnard

Nora said...

Tatlin, Cragg, Bonnard, and Hogarth

Nick said...

Tatlin, Hogarth, Christo, and Matta

Meka said...

Votes for Tatlin, Gozzoli, and Cragg.

Vote against Christo

Michael5000 said...

Susan says: " VOTES -- Tatlin, Christo, Bonnard & Gozzoli."

Michael5000 said...

And I say Matta, Christo, Cragg, I suppose. Christo towers over the others in my affections, but my vote can't save him from the h8ters.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I guess I'll go with Epstein. I like that the one sculpture looks like one of the bad guy droids from the Star Wars movies, even if it's from one of the crappy prequels.