Answers, on a postcard, to arrive by Friday 6 August, to: DETAILS 444, IoS, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Three winners will each receive a bottle of champagne
Details 442 came from Vincent Van Gogh's The Church of Auvers- sur-Oise, painted in June 1890. The colours can be hard to read. A Van Gogh book says "the church is bathed in light against a deep blue sky", which isn't quite right. The aspect of church we see is in shade; it casts a dark green shadow on the grass in front; its light-bathed side is only to be imagined. The sky's intense cobalt blue (a "cold" colour) is made to stand for a searing heat - with the daring inflections of black only strengthening this effect. The picture is in the Musee D'Orsay, Paris.
The first three correct entries came from: R James, Bath; V Thornton, Glasgow; and A Hughes, EynsfordReuse content