Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Art Firsts) for Friday, December 27, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 80):
The first French museum to buy this type of painting was the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, in 1901
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matt Anderson, a musician from Malden, Massachusetts
|Jamison Webb, an actor & writer from Santa Monica, California
|Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Woodbridge, Virginia (1-day total: $17,200)
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Correct response: What is Impressionist?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Even though the Impressionist art movement first debuted in 1874, the movement was considered scandalous in the French art world and critics heaped scorn upon the works, one even saying, “Try to explain to M Renoir that a woman’s torso is not a mass of decomposing flesh with purple and green spots that indicate the state of total putrefaction in a corpse!” However, French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel saw the possibilities in the movement and became their pre-eminent dealer, buying thousands of Impressionist paintings to exhibit and sell. Buyers remained in short supply, however, until Durand-Ruel, on the verge of bankruptcy, exhibited in the United States in 1886 — and the American art-buying public loved it. However, in spite of the American love for the movement, it took until 1896 for a Berlin museum to buy an Impressionist work (Cezanne’s “The Mill on the Couleuvre near Pontoise”) and until 1901 for Lyon’s Musee des Beaux-Arts to buy Renoir’s “Woman Playing A Guitar”. Today, much of modern art and its popularity can be traced back to Impressionism and the foresight of Paul Durand-Ruel.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Matt $8,800 + $8,795 = $17,595
Jamison $9,200 – $4,800 = $4,400 (What is Cubist?)
Karen $11,900 + $6,501 = $18,401 (2-day total: $35,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PROVERBS $1000 (30th pick)
Karen 3800 +2000 (Jamison 2000 Matt 1000)
2) INTERNATIONAL SPORTS $2000 (2nd pick)
Matt 2600 +2600 (Karen 5800 Jamison 2000)
3) THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION $2000 (19th pick)
Karen 8200 -1500 (Jamison 6800 Matt 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 134
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 130 (1.63 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Karen $12,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Matt $8,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jamison $9,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,800
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000
Karen Farrell, stats to date:
42 correct, 8 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
36.11% in first on buzzer (39/108)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,300
Karen Farrell, to win:
3 games: 44.456%
Avg. streak: 2.800 games.
- Jamison found himself in Stratton’s Dilemma and made an unusual bet that neither won a Double Stumper with Karen or covered Matt. I assume that he, like myself when I originally posted this, made a math error, as he was off by $1,000. (Thank you to Brian O’Leary for pointing this out.)
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