chess in art

splitleaf

When looking at works like James Tarr's (post#722) - so discernibly authentic to anyone who has been around chess players a bit, faces calm as they crane forward into the position bodies circling almost imperceptibly stiff with the efforts they make to hoist its possibilities into their minds, or other such notable traits - I sometimes can't help but wonder if the artist is so successful because they themselves are chess players or simply because they see something noteworthy to flesh out; they are almost equally feasible - but the question insists, which side of the gambit was (s)he playing!  Not that it matters.    

Tantale

Ignác Ujváry
(1860 - 1927)
The chess game - Tangiers

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Chess

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Chess

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Chess

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Chess

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Chess

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Chess

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Alice Through The Looking Glass

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Anonyme
(1800 - 1899)
Alice Through The Looking Glass

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There is now 1231 paintings at

http://www.jmrw.com/Chess/Tableau_echecs/index.htm

 

Should I still post new ones here?

fburton

So many cardinals...!

batgirl

#728 and 731 (same painting, "The Game of Chess") is by Belgian artist Georges Croegaert (1848-1923).

Knightvanguard
Tantale wrote:

There is now 1231 paintings at

http://www.jmrw.com/Chess/Tableau_echecs/index.htm

Thank you for posting this site.   I have been filing the painting I enjoy most.

 

Should I still post new ones here?

j-pax

i realy enjoy seeing so many beautifull chess in art posted by you... if you like .. keep them coming and thanks for everything allready posted :))

Tantale

Winslow Homer 1836 - 1910 Chess board

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"Alexander Calder"  1898 - 1953 "Copper chess piece"

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"Max Ernst" 1891 - 1954 "The King Playing with the Queen"

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"Robert Dickerson" 1924 ,       ,"Chess players"