Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #83

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

Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 9(!)
2. Gozzolli: 5
3. Cragg: 4
Matta: 4
5. Moroni: 3
5. Morandi: 3
7. Epstein: 1

This Week's Contest

Fernand Léger
1881 - 1955

Tournament Record: Placed 304th. Tied with Leighton, beat Lawrence, lost to Monet, beat Giorgio Morandi, lost to Morisot. 25 votes for, 33 against (.431).

L.S. Lowry
1887 - 1973

Tournament Record: Placed 305th. Defeated Lucas van Leyden, lost to Andy Goldsworthy, tied with Maillol, lost to the Master of Moulins. 21 votes for, 28 against (.429). 

Karel Appel
1921 - 2006
Dutch; worked internationally

Tournament Record: Placed 306th. Lost to Archipenko, beat Arp, lost to Anguissola. 18 votes for, 24 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).

  • Placed First in Week #81.

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 Second, Week #80.
  • Tied for Third, Week #81.
  • Tied for Third, Week #82.

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.
  • Tied for Third, Week #81.
  • Placed Second, Week #82.

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.
  • Placed Second, Week #81.
  • Tied for Third, Week #82.

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


Monsoon said...

For: Léger, Gozzoli, Matta
Against: Appel

DrSchnell said...

Leger, Matta, Tatlin

Morgan said...

Léger, Lowry, Appel, and Cragg. (That bottom Cragg sculpture! Wow!) Another week where Gozzoli comes in "a close fifth", for me.

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmm, I'll go with Léger, Tatlin, and Gozzoli.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Leger wins easy here. Homoerotic painting of men carrying a steal beam, standing so very close to each other, looking into each other's eyes, seems like not the way to get it done easily, but they got something done that day. Leger wins in dominating fashion.

Candida said...

Lowry, --no, that's it. Maybe I'm just tired, but that's all I'm feeling right now.

boonec1974 said...

I missed Lowry and his little people! And I also will cast votes for Gozzoli, Tatlin, and Matta.

Nora said...

Cragg, Lowry, Leger, and Tatlin

Michael5000 said...

Well, we have a text message from Elliott this morning, for Cragg, Lowry and Legar, against Appel.

Michael5000 said...

Also, an email from Susan: Fernand Leger, LS Lowry, Vladimir Tatlin & Gozzoli.

Michael5000 said...

Welcome to the show, Monsoon; Dr. Ken, you may be on to something there with your analysis.

This whole batch feels like it's about 20 rungs too high. Only Cragg particularly speaks to me. Lowry is like, what, the British Grandma Moses? I guess I'll stand neutral there.