Games: Details competition

Click to follow
The Independent Culture
In which painting by which painter can you find this rubble?

Answers on a postcard, to arrive by Friday 3 December: DETAILS 461, IoS, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL. Three winners will each receive a bottle of champagne

Details 459 came from Daumier's The Wrestler - or The Wrestlers (c1853). Really it should be called both. The pathos of this image involves the juxtaposition. There are the two wrestlers in the arena, bound together in action. And there's the lone foreground wrestler, off-stage, waiting. The stress falls on his built-up, top-heavy, strong-man's physique: a body visibly dedicated to, and marked by, a particular use, which it isn't now performing. Moral: how we become identical with our uses. The picture belongs to the Ordrupgaard Collection, Copenhagen; at the moment it is in the Daumier show at the Grand Palais, Paris.

The first three correct entries came from: L E Blackmore, London WC2; P Tilling, Coleraine; and J Mann, Sale

Comments