Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Week #94

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, January 23.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.

Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 6
1. Corot: 6
3. Millais: 5
4. Derain: 3
5. van Eyck: 2
5. Jawlensky: 2
7. Broodthaers: 1

This Week's Contest

Ferdinand Hodler
1853 - 1918

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

Barnett Newman
1905 - 1970

Tournament Record: Placed 276th. Defeated Nauman, lost to Nicholson and Tanguy. 14 votes for, 17 against (.452).

Paula Modersohn-Becker
1876 - 1907

Tournament Record: Placed 277th. Tied with Modiglinani and Leighton, beat Riley, lost to Signac and Sluter. 23 votes for, 28 against (.451).

Giorgio De Chirico
1888 - 1978

Tournament Record: Placed 278th. Beat Christo, lost to Chardin and Champaigne. 18 votes for, 22 against (.450).

Sir John Everett Millais
1829 - 1896

Tournament Record: Tied for 280th. Lost to Michaelangelo and Millet. 9 votes for, 11 against (.450).

  • Placed Third in Week #93.

André Derain
1880 - 1954

Tournament Record: Placed 295th. Lost to Diebenkorn and Denis. 12 votes for, 15 against (.444).
  • Placed Second in Week #89. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #90.
  • Placed Second in Week #91.
  • Tied for Third in Week #92.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #93.

Maurice Utrillo
1883 - 1955

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.

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


Morgan said...

A strong batch of artists this week! Very hard choice. I'll go Hodler, Modersohn-Becker, De Chirico, and Derain, but it's very close.

Chuckdaddy said...

Yeah, I like them all except for Modersohn-Becker. I'll go with Chirico, Millais, Hodler, and Utrillo.

Elliott said...

Hodler, Chirico, Millais, and Derain

Nora said...

Hodler, Millais, Derain, and Utrillo

mrs.5000 said...

Di Chirico (certainly), Utrillo, Modersohn-Becker, and Millais.

Michael5000 said...

Well, Hodler mostly for me. Utrillo feels like he should be hanging as a bogus lifestyle signal in my big suburban house or casual cafe, but in a good way; I'll vote for him too.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says: "VOTES -- Hodler -- Because my family lived in Switzerland when I was eight & nine -- a most impressionable age. I remember seeing landscapes there no less impressive than the one he paints.
And Modersohn-Becker, De Chirico & Derain."

Candida said...

Hodler, Millais.