chess in art

  • #761

    " The Chess Game " by Charles Bargue ( 1825-1883 )

  • #762

    " The Veterans " by Richard Creifelds ( 1853-1939 )

  • #763

    Chess in Russia started in St Petersburg : Petrov, Jaenisch, Schiffers and Chigorin played in the Coffee House  " Café Dominik ", since 1841, see this oil painting by G. Bakmanson, 1903 :

  • #764

    Also "Arts and Crafts " belong in this forum.  This is a hollow chess board, made in the  WW-II , helping people to go into hiding underground and to leave for abroad, hiding small documents inside :

  • #765

    Finally twice Emanuel Lasker again :

  • #766
    RomyGer wrote:

    Also "Arts and Crafts " belong in this forum.  This is a hollow chess board, made in the  WW-II , helping people to go into hiding underground and to leave for abroad, hiding small documents inside :

    What a clever idea.  I wished the chessmen were shown.

  • #767

    This is the way Galina Satonina saw Lasker, who was a very talented mathematician as well.  He published several mathematical papers and (quote) his thesis on geometrical calculus remains relevant in the computer age (unquote)... 

  • #768

    @ crosspinner : normal size chessmen, as this board has a normal size to prevent  suspicion...

  • #769

    Nice to see so many nice art pieces again... thanks RomyGer...in #784 my fantasy,  the cockatoo barks at the litlle wiener dog LOL.

  • #770

    Without words :

  • #771

    In  addition to post nr 778 , Emanuel Lasker in Berlinek town :

  • #772

    And this text in Barlinek (not Berlinek) in Poland :

  • #773

    ha nice to see some art again and a very nice drawing #793... my first impressions was he looks like Aljechin ??

  • #774

    @ j-pax : this drawing is by Charles D. Gibson, made in 1903, --  and Aljechin is born in 1892, so... just the looks...

  • #775
    RomyGer wrote:

    Chess in Russia started in St Petersburg : Petrov, Jaenisch, Schiffers and Chigorin played in the Coffee House  " Café Dominik ", since 1841, see this oil painting by G. Bakmanson, 1903 :

    It should be clarified that none of the above mentioned chess greats are in the painting.

  • #776

    Just came across this painting of a game between Ruy Lopez and Leonard di Cutri.

  • #777

    @ batgirl , post nr 798 : thank you, you are right, I should have written two texts, one about the café and one with some names !

    So : Café Dominik, a famous coffee house in St Petersburg, address Newsky Prospect nr 24, and opened in 1841.     The painting is by G. Bakmanson, around 1903, an oilpainting on canvas, now in the local State Museum of St Petersburg.

    Than : Emanuel Schiffers ( 1850-1904 ) gave here his public lessons and Mikhail Tchigorin ( 1850-1908 ) started his carrier here around 1870.

    Petrov and Jaenisch have nothing to do with the painting, okay, thanks !

  • #778

    Anyone to fight against Mike Tyson ?

  • #779

    In the town of Panavezys in Lithuania is this statue, a sculpture by Redas Dirzy, of the boxer Mike Tyson, playing chess and according to the text on the table : " I challenge you (!) to play...".

    See also    www.360cities.net/image/panevezys-the-old-riverbed-lithuania,   for a better impression.                                                       Any questions ? Ask me !

  • #780

    More of Tyson.

     

     
    Officially it is called Chessplayer. The town of Panevezys organizes a lot of chess tournaments too.
     
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