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Apollo's latest book competition offers you the chance to win 'Michelangelo: His Epic Life' by Martin Gayford

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question in the competition and you could win one of the finest art history books.

For our last competition prize we offered Matisse: The Chapel at Vence by Marie Thérèse Pulvenis de Séligny (Royal Academy Publications, £60)

We asked: In which year was the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence completed?

Answer: 1951

Congratulations to David Browning, winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is Michelangelo: His Epic Life by Martin Gayford (Fig Tree, £30)

There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo’s life. At 31 he was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic centre of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation. Few of his works – including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the marble giant David and the Last Judgment – were small or easy to accomplish. Like a hero of classical mythology – such as Hercules, whose statue Michelangelo carved in his youth – he was subject to constant trials and labours. In Michelangelo Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details below before midday on 3 January 2014

What is the only marble by Michelangelo in Great Britain?

To enter the competition, send your answer to bookcomp@apollomag.com, along with your full name and postal address. Please also let us know if you would prefer not to receive email newsletters and competition announcements from Apollo in the future.

This competition closes at midday on 3 January 2013

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