The Chess Art Thread

TheGreatOogieBoogie

How about beautiful chess art made on the board itself? 

 



splitleaf

Nancy Spero   The Hours of the Night II

chessmaster102

I love this !

melvinbluestone

This is either 16th century Italian Renaissance, or the Polgar sisters having fun with a few skittles games..........  

chessmaster102
melvinbluestone wrote:

This is either 16th century Italian Renaissance, or the Polgar sisters having fun with a few skittles games..........  

Polgars ancestors Laughing

splitleaf

Yeah and it appears  great, great.... grandma Sofia has a question to which little Judit already has the answer (Susan is just wondering what nurse Preen is doing here).

dizziz

Read 'Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There'. Text too big to post here.

ChessAuthor

Great review for a chess novel you may have heard about:

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/even-dead-men-play-chess-by-michael-weitz/

splitleaf
dizziz wrote:

Read 'Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There'. Text too big to post here.

Far be it for me to tell anyone how to live but, this thread has seem some pretty big text (some of which I've enjoyed immensely).  They seem pretty big fans of excerpts here too. Laughing

splitleaf

Ozdemir Atlan      King and Queen

splitleaf

Jean Arp      Abstract Composition, Knossos

melvinbluestone

Really has nothing to do with chess, but it is a 'king'. Similar treatment to post #729. This is Georges Rouault, The Old King, circa 1916-1936. Rouault is one of my favorite painters, from the early 20th century Fauve/Expressionist period.

      

ToborAtonmi
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ToborAtonmi

611534C4-EF7A-4E8C-A4F4-50033B32BA10-150-000000392DF5406A_zps9e78ec8a.jpg an oil painting made recently by an artist I know.

Ubik42
melvinbluestone wrote:

This is either 16th century Italian Renaissance, or the Polgar sisters having fun with a few skittles games..........  

I don't think it is the Polgar sisters, because AFAIK they were able to set up the board correctly, with a white square on the right side.

melvinbluestone

@Ubik42: By jove, you're right! So this must be a Renaissance painting. I'll bet the Medicis were plenty sore when they realized the artist's mistake.......

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goldendog

One of the finer threads on the site.

varelse1