chess in art

j-pax

nice chessbase article is here with foto's .. for those who are interested :)

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8434

ClavierCavalier

Mike Tyson was a strange choice.

ZaidejasChEgis

The sculpturer wanted to use Lukashenko as a prototype. Though got a call to change his mind. Then he went with Tyson.

Tantale

In a few days I will post again chess paintings on this page.

netzach

Thx Tantale this is a very good forum-topic.

j-pax

iam happy to see you back tantale also on jan timman studies  elsewhere :)

DalaiLuke

Yes, I echo the others ... great site and I look forward to more beautiful chess art :)

Tantale

@jpax

Your drawing on Karpov is great.

I put it on the chess diaporama http://www.jmrw.com/Chess/Tableau_echecs/index.htm

 

This the original

If you prefer the original tell me.

In 2005 I made this photo Of Anatoly Karpov:

 

Now Kasparov, Fischer, ...

fburton

It is a very nice drawing of Karpov, partly (for me anyway) because it de-emphasizes his "fetus" look.

(Is there a word meaning the opposite of a caricature?)

j-pax

hi fburton... it's because you don't see his shoulders... when you see the relationship his head looks very big. (when he was young)

Thanks Tantale, your edit of the foto is better... more contrast.

i always liked the way Karpov looks during the 80's when i was young... i was for him during the K vs. K match.... so i don't realy like Kasparov :)  and i could not find a good kasparov picture to use...

i'll try Fischer later... today i started another worldchampion...

RomyGer

Oh, j-pax : my immediate reaction : great !

Emanuel Lasker, so close by and yet "elusive" as that is the good term I found in the dictionary for what I mean to say, in Dutch "onbegrijpelijk" en "ongrijpbaar", not to understand how he thinks and not to virtually touch... (let somebody else translate, please)

j-pax

ah RomyGer.. i am glad you can see it is Lasker.... i would expect it because he's your favorite.... maybe it's interesting to post another photo before i finish it ??

RomyGer

@ j-pax : you're asking me to post another picture before finishing that drawing, but please leave it, it's good and any art is never ready, isn't it ?

By the way, this topic is not only about Emanuel Lasker, it's about art in general, but nevertheless I will post two collages I've just made...

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Instead of two collages, just four caricatures of Emanuel Lasker, the first two by Max Oppenheim.

Enough about chess greats, sitting on a desert island, thinking about chess, forgetting everything, reminds me of what W.S. Churchill said : It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma : but perhaps there is a key.

So, be happy, chess exists.

RomyGer

And this is the picture I forgot to post with the previous one...

DalaiLuke

Great stuff Romy, I hope you'll continue to post :)