Tennis And Badminton In Art

Tenniswedstrijd met toeschouwers bij kasteel Rochefoucauld, Israël Silvestre, 1656

Humans worked out how much fun it is whack a thing with a bat like thing many, many years ago. Scenes of the joy of racquet sports such as tennis and badminton has been preserved in art.

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Skating in Illustration

Ice-skating is one of the joys of winter. Or so I believe. (I live in Australia.) Below are some examples of ice-skating in art and illustration. I’ve included some pictures of roller-skating as well.

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Champion by Ring Lardner Analysis

“Champion” is a short story about boxing by Ringgold Lardner, who was an American sports columnist as well as a short story writer. He had three main subjects: sports, marriage and theatre. The story was first published in October 1916, Metropolitan magazine. Lardner’s family was wealthy, he had to wear a brace on his foot……

The Wrestler Film Analysis: Appearance vs. Reality

The Wrestler (2008) directed by Darren Aronofsky remains one of the best, and also one of the saddest, films I’ve seen. Australia’s Margaret and David both gave the film five out of five stars. Logline: A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.……