Saturday, October 9, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- reliable Week #108

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, October 16.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.

Last Week's Results
1. Bonington: 7
1. De Hooch: 7
1. Chase: 7

4. Bacon: 3
4. Fragonard: 3
4. Kiefer: 3

7. Dufy: 2

This Week's Contest

Arnold Böcklin
1827 - 1901
German; worked in Italy

Tournament Record: Placed 244th. Defeated Avercamp, lost decisively to Audubon and Baldung. 37 votes for, 41 against (.474).

1401 - c.1428

Tournament Record: Placed 243rd. Lost to Martini, beat Marini, lost to Martin. 18 votes for, 20 against (.474).

Marie Laurencin
1883 - 1956

Tournament Record: Placed 242nd. Tied with Lawrence, lost to de Heem, beat Masolino and Memling, tied with Matta, lost to Raeburn. 34 votes for, 38 against (.472).

Francis Bacon

Tournament Record: Placed 245th. Defeated Avercamp, lost decisively to Audubon and Baldung. 17 votes for, 19 against (.472).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107.

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 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #106
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107

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. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #106. 
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107.

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.
  • Placed First, Week #106.

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


Jennifer said...

Fragonard. That is all.

Morgan said...

Hodler, Bacon, Böcklin

Chuckdaddy said...

Going to go Hodler and Keifer.

Then... I hate to throw away votes. I kind of want to vote against Bocklin since I remembered feeling like he went further than he should have in the original tourney, but that seems a bit of a hater vote, as I don't mind him.

I'll do a vote for Fragonard and a vote against Bacon.

Maddy said...

Marie Laurencin, Francis Bacon, Anselm Kiefer, and Ferdinand Hodler, whose work looks strikingly modern.

Elliott said...

Fragonard, Bocklin, Bacson, and a vote against Laurencin

Nora Boone said...

Hi this is Nora Boone. so my first choice is Fragnard. I like it because of its unrealistic but realism at the same time (I may have said something like this last week) in the first I like it because it makes you wonder who startled him and what they are doing and why. I don't like the second as much but I think the concept is interesting. how its well unreal and real at the same time I guess. My second choice is Kiefer. I like his second more than his first but I like his usage of color. although there is nothing bright it helps portre emotion and feeling and makes you wonder what was going on inside Kiefers head when he made this piece. In some ways it looks like a collage. I think I will also do bocklin. I like the architecture in the second and I also like the first even though it is a little disturbing. Larensin is my fourth vote . I think he is a little repetitive and maby a little too abstract but I also like the colors and how he works with shapes. Thank you!

Michael5000 said...

Here's Susan: There's a lot not to like this week for me, so I'm only voting for three:
VOTES; Bocklin, Kiefer & Hodler, the stalwart one (the second of his is very strange).

Michael5000 said...

B.C. Bargeld-Emmereich says:

This vote is only for Masaccio and none other. I think I saw the Holy Trinity in person and it is so good that I wouldn't want to vote for anyone else and inadvertently allow a competitor to gain an advantage.

mrs.5000 said...

I'll go with Hodler (who has grown on me), Masaccio, and Kiefer. And Marie Laurencin.

Michael5000 said...

And I, me, Michael5000, I will vote for Hodler and for Masaccio.