Rhea Myers

Art Data Analysis: Roger de Piles

(Via Ptak Science Books)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_De_Piles

The Wikipedia page reproduces this list as a table from which the values can be easily extracted. Like this:

Painter,Composition,Drawing,Color,Expression
Andrea del Sarto,12,16,9,8
Federico Barocci,14,15,6,10
Jacopo Bassano,6,8,17,0
Giovanni Bellini,4,6,14,O
Sebastian Bourdon,10,8,8,4
Charles Le Brun,16,16,8,16
I Carracci,15,17,13,13
Cavalier D'Arpino,10,10,6,2
Correggio,13,13,15,12
Daniele da Volterra,12,15,5,8
Abraham van Diepenbeeck,11,10,14,6
Il Domenichino,15,17,9,17
Albrecht Dürer,8,10,10,8
Giorgione,8,9,18,4
Giovanni da Udine,10,8,16,3
Giulio Romano,15,16,4,14
Guercino,18,10,10,4
Guido Reni,NA,13,9,12
Holbein,9,10,16,3
Jacob Jordaens,10,8,16,6
Lucas Jordaens,13,12,9,6
Giovanni Lanfranco,14,13,10,5
Leonardo da Vinci,15,16,4,14
Lucas van Leyden,8,6,6,4
Michelangelo,8,17,4,8
Caravaggio,6,6,16,O
Murillo,6,8,15,4
Otho Venius,13,14,10,10
Palma il Vecchio,5,6,16,0
Palma il Giovane,12,9,14,6
Il Parmigianino,10,15,6,6
Gianfrancesco Penni,O,15,8,0
Perin del Vaga,15,16,7,6
Sebastiano del Piombo,8,13,16,7
Primaticcio,15,14,7,10
Raphael,17,18,12,18
Rembrandt,15,6,17,12
Rubens,18,13,17,17
Francesco Salviati,13,15,8,8
Eustache Le Sueur,15,15,4,15
Teniers,15,12,13,6
Pietro Testa,11,15,0,6
Tintoretto,15,14,16,4
Titian,12,15,18,6
Van Dyck,15,10,17,13
Vanius,15,15,12,13
Veronese,15,10,16,3
Taddeo Zuccari,13,14,10,9
Federico Zuccari,10,10,8,8

Or you can get a scan of the original text from Google Books here. The table of scores starts on page 408 of the PDF version.

This kind of mock-objective scoring of artworks using whatever system is fun but even at the time was open to ridicule. By Hogarth, for example.

What might be more interesting would be if lots of people scored artworks or artists similarly.