Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Big Week #102



Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 7

2. Cuyp: 6
3. Rothko: 3
3. Lorenzo Monaco: 3

5. Grunewald: 2
5. Wilson: 2
5. Mantenga: 2


This Week's Contest


Anselm Kiefer
Born 1945
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 258th. Beat Kelly, lost to Kapoor, beat Bonington, lost to Cartier-Bresson. 23 votes for, 27 against (.460).





Lorenzo Monaco
c.1370 - c.1424
Siennese; worked in Florence

Tournament Record: Tied for 259th. Beat Lorenzetti, lost to Lorenzo Lotto, tied with Longhi, lost to Géricault. 23 votes for, 27 against (.460).

  • Tied for third, Week #101. 



Aelbert Cuyp
1620 - 1691
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 260th. Lost to Cranach the Elder, beat Daubigny, lost to Courbet. 17 votes for, 20 against (.459).

  • Placed Second, Week #101 




Mark Rothko
1903 - 1970
Russian-born American

Tournament Record: Tied for 262nd. Lost to Rousault, beat Rosso Fiorentino, lost to Sisley. 16 votes for, 19 against (.457).

  • Tied for Fourth, Week #101 



Ferdinand Hodler
1853 - 1918
Swiss

Tournament Record: Placed 275th. Defeated Hans Hofmann, tied with Hockney, beat Goya, Lost to Hiroshige and Homer. 28 votes for, 34 against (.452).

  • Placed First, Week #94.
  • Placed First, Week #96. 
  • Placed First, Week #98.
  • Tied for First, Week #100.

 


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
1796 - 1875
French

Tournament Record: Placed 288th. Beat Correggio and Courbet, tied with Dali, lost to Caillebotte and Carrà. 29 votes for, 36 against (.446).

  • Placed First, Week #90.
  • Placed Second, Week #92.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #95.
  • Placed Second, Week #96
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #97.
  • Placed Second, Week #98.
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #99.
  • Tied for First, Week #100.



Maurice Utrillo
1883 - 1955
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 290th. Lost to Vallotton and Uccello. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Placed First in Week #88. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #90.
  • Placed Third in Week #91.
  • Placed First in Week #92.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #94.
  • Placed Second in Week #95.
  • Tied for Third in Week #96.
  • Placed Second in Week #97.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #98.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #99.
  • Tied for First, Week #100.




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

Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Big Week #101

Tired of seeing the same artists week after week?  Good news!  Five count 'em five new artists!

Also, Chase has now passed Daubigny as the artist who has gained the most rungs in the Ladder to date, and thus all-but-mathematically clinched that title for the Ladder as a whole.   Utrillo and Corot are doing well on that list too, currently tied for 10th and 14th highest rises to date respectively

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, April 3.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Last Week's Results
1. Utrillo: 6
1. Corot: 6
1. Hodler: 6

4. Mantegna: 4

5. Nicholson: 3
6. Uccello: 3
6. Serra: 2


This Week's Contest


Lorenzo Monaco
c.1370 - c.1424
Siennese; worked in Florence

Tournament Record: Tied for 259th. Beat Lorenzetti, lost to Lorenzo Lotto, tied with Longhi, lost to Géricault. 23 votes for, 27 against (.460).





Matthias Grünewald
1470s - 1528
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 260th. Lost to Grosz, beat Guercino, lost to Gris. 17 votes for, 20 against (.459).



Aelbert Cuyp
1620 - 1691
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 260th. Lost to Cranach the Elder, beat Daubigny, lost to Courbet. 17 votes for, 20 against (.459).




Richard Wilson
1713 - 1782
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 262nd. Lost to Witz, beat Tàpies, lost to Wood. 16 votes for, 19 against (.457).





Mark Rothko
1903 - 1970
Russian-born American

Tournament Record: Tied for 262nd. Lost to Rousault, beat Rosso Fiorentino, lost to Sisley. 16 votes for, 19 against (.457).




Andrea Mantegna
1430ish - 1506
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 265th. Beat Manzù, lost to Manet, beat Malevich, lost to Man Ray. 21 votes for, 25 against (.457).
  • Tied for Second in Week #99. 
  • Placed Fourth in Big Week #100.


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, Weeks #74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84 & 86.
  • Tied for Second, Week #88.
  • Placed First, Week #89.
  • Placed First, Week #91.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Placed First, Week #95.
  • Placed First, Week #97.
  • Placed First, Week #99.




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

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Big Week #100

 Have you been having a hard time keeping up?  I've been having a hard time keeping up.

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, March 27.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 5

2. Uccello: 4
2. Mantegna: 4
4. Utrillo: 3
4. Corot: 3
4. Nicholson: 3

7. Caro: 0


This Week's Contest


Richard Serra
Born 1938 or 1939
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 262nd. Beat Segal, lost to Seurat and Serra. 16 votes for, 19 against (.457).





Ben Nicholson
1894 - 1982
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 265th. Defeated Noguchi and Newman, beat Riley, lost to O'Keeffe and Oldenburg. 21 votes for, 25 against (.457).

  • Tied for Fourth in Week #99.


Andrea Mantegna
1430ish - 1506
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 265th. Beat Manzù, lost to Manet, beat Malevich, lost to Man Ray. 21 votes for, 25 against (.457).

  • Tied for Second in Week #99.



Paolo Uccello
1397 - 1475
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 269th. Lost to Utamaro, beat Utrillo, lost to Vieira da Silva. 15 votes for, 18 against (.455).

  • Tied for Fourth, Week #97. 
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #98. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #99. 


Ferdinand Hodler
1853 - 1918
Swiss

Tournament Record: Placed 275th. Defeated Hans Hofmann, tied with Hockney, beat Goya, Lost to Hiroshige and Homer. 28 votes for, 34 against (.452).

  • Placed First, Week #94.
  • Placed First, Week #96. 
  • Placed First, Week #98.

 
 


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
1796 - 1875
French

Tournament Record: Placed 288th. Beat Correggio and Courbet, tied with Dali, lost to Caillebotte and Carrà. 29 votes for, 36 against (.446).

  • Placed First, Week #90.
  • Placed Second, Week #92.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #95.
  • Placed Second, Week #96
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #97.
  • Placed Second, Week #98.
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #99.



Maurice Utrillo
1883 - 1955
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 290th. Lost to Vallotton and Uccello. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Placed First in Week #88. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #90.
  • Placed Third in Week #91.
  • Placed First in Week #92.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #94.
  • Placed Second in Week #95.
  • Tied for Third in Week #96.
  • Placed Second in Week #97.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #98.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #99.



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

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Week #99

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, March 6.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Last Week's Results
1. Hodler: 7

2. Corot: 5
3. Caro: 4
3. Uccello: 4
3. Utrillo: 4

6: Heckel: 3
7. Martin: 2


This Week's Contest



Ben Nicholson
1894 - 1982
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 265th. Defeated Noguchi and Newman, beat Riley, lost to O'Keeffe and Oldenburg. 21 votes for, 25 against (.457).




Andrea Mantegna
1430ish - 1506
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 265th. Beat Manzù, lost to Manet, beat Malevich, lost to Man Ray. 21 votes for, 25 against (.457).




Sir Anthony Caro
born 1924
English

Tournament Record: Tied for 265th. Lost to Carpaccio, beat Riley, beat Carracci and Catena, lost to Carrà. 21 votes for, 25 against (.457).

  • Tied for 4th Place, Week #98.


Paolo Uccello
1397 - 1475
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 269th. Lost to Utamaro, beat Utrillo, lost to Vieira da Silva. 15 votes for, 18 against (.455).

  • Tied for Fourth, Week #97. 
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #98. 



Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
1796 - 1875
French

Tournament Record: Placed 288th. Beat Correggio and Courbet, tied with Dali, lost to Caillebotte and Carrà. 29 votes for, 36 against (.446).

  • Placed First, Week #90.
  • Placed Second, Week #92.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #95.
  • Placed Second, Week #96
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #97.
  • Placed Second, Week #98.




Maurice Utrillo
1883 - 1955
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 290th. Lost to Vallotton and Uccello. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Placed First in Week #88. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #90.
  • Placed Third in Week #91.
  • Placed First in Week #92.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #94.
  • Placed Second in Week #95.
  • Tied for Third in Week #96.
  • Placed Second in Week #97.
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #98.



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, Weeks #74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84 & 86.
  • Tied for Second, Week #88.
  • Placed First, Week #89.
  • Placed First, Week #91.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Placed First, Week #95.
  • Placed First, Week #97.




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