"Rugby Players" by Max Beckmann
I don’t love this painting, but I do like rugby. As a player this image is quite confusing. I’m not really sure if Max understands the game or cares for it. However, as an artist I sense his fun in creating this jumble of limbs, boots, and faces. Rugby is not a popular subject for painters. In fact, I will go out on a limb and say that this is the only painting, with rugby as the subject, hanging in a museum anywhere in the world! If you can prove me wrong I will give you my rugby painting. If I can find it.