Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- extremely belated Week #106

I have a note here from Susan saying that she misses the art tournament.  Hey, know what?  I miss the art tournament too!  Let's try again with the July Third ladder lineup, and see if we feel like rebooting our art appreciation thing.

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, October 2.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ. 

Last Week's Results
1. De Hooch: 7

2. Chase: 5
3. Fragonard: 4
3. Siberechts: 4
3. Kiefer: 4

6. Ter Borch: 3
7. H. Rousseau: 0

This Week's Contest

Victor Vasarely
1908 - 1997
Hungarian; worked in France.

Tournament Record: Placed 248th. Tied with Velázquez, beat Tatlin, lost to Zorn and Duchamp. 16 votes for, 18 against (.471).

Frederic Leighton
1830 - 1896

Tournament Record: Placed 249th. Tied with Léger, Modersohn-Becker, and van Ostade, beat Tàpies and Witz, lost to Wyeth, tied with Sluter, lost to Massys. Most ties of any artist. 47 votes for, 53 against (.470).

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732 - 1806

Tournament Record: Placed 250th. Beat Francis and Frankenthaler, lost to Friedrich, beat Hockey, lost to Gabi. 31 votes for, 35 against (.470).

  • Tied for Third in Week #105

Jan Siberechts
1627 - 1703
Dutch; worked in Britain

Tournament Record: Tied for 251st. Beat Sickert, lost to Sheeler and Severini. 14 votes for, 16 against (.467).

  • Tied for Third, Week #104.
  • Tied for Third, Week #105.

Anselm Kiefer
Born 1945

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

  • Tied for Third, Week #102. 
  • Tied for First, Week #103. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #105. 


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).

  • Placed First, Week #94.
  • Placed First, Week #96. 
  • Placed First, Week #98.
  • Tied for First, Week #100.
  • Placed First, Week #102.
  • Placed First, Week #104.

William Merritt Chase
1849 - 1916

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, Weeks #95, 97, 99, 101.
  • Tied for First, Week #103. 
  • Placed Second, Week #105.

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


Chuckdaddy said...

It's back! And with 3D op art!

Chase of course.

And... Hodler, Siberechts, and Kiefer.

Nora said...

HIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!! so I am choosing Kiefer, chase, hodler, and fragnard. chase is awsome! I love his style!I like in hodlers second photo the emothion you can see on the mans face and o the first one although I dont love it i do like how he did the landsape. I LOVE KIEFER!!! I like the collage and how it kinda shows emotion in a weird way. it looks like he did different medias. and it kinda looks like its melting.I like how fragnard makes you feel like you are there. in the room with the girl reading the book or hearing her play the piano. I also love th way he uses colors and sawdows. well I am SUPOR happy that the terniment is back on. BYE!!!!!!!

Morgan said...

Last time around I voted Kiefer and Hodler, and I'm going to add a Vasarely this time around

mrs.5000 said...

Yay! I missed the Ladder, too. And, in fact, I'm pretty much agreeing with Nora about everything this week. Fragonard, Kiefer, Hodler, and Chase.

Michael5000 said...

From Becca we have: "my favorites... are Vasarely's distorted boobs and Leighton's curled up lady in orange (that's my fav) and kiefer's sooty field and Hodler's straight on man w scraggley beard"

Michael5000 said...

Hiiiiiii, I kinda miss the Ladder too. And I miss you, Reader, of course. I definitely missed Hodler, and Fragonard a little, and Lord Leighton oddly enough. I didn't especially miss Siberechts, but moooo....

Michael5000 said...

And then Susan says "Hi Michael -- I'm glad to see some others want to vote too. My votes are: Vasarely, Leighton, Hodler & Chase."

Unwiseowl said...

Oh my word! Welcome back. I wandered back in here tonight (I thought of you becuase GO DUCKS) after not dropping by for I don't know how long, to find by some coincidence that you're back in the chair. Exceedingly glad to hear it.
Very pleased that I have four votes this week because I was struggling to rank them, but I'll take Vasarely, Fragonard, Hodler and Chase, please.

Maddy said...

I vote for: William Merritt Chase, Ferdinand Hodler, Anselm Kiefer, and Frederic Leighton. Leighton's paintings are like meringues and I'm not a huge fan, but Jean-Honoré Fragonard's butchered rendering of a cat kicks him off the list.

Jennifer said...

Leighton, Fragonard, Siberechts, and Chase.

Michael5000 said...

B.C. Bargeld-Emmerich and his trusty hound vote Vasarely, Fragonard, Kiefer, Hodler.