Monday, September 12, 2011

8 Beautiful chess oil paintings

"Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic” - (Mikhail Botvinnik)

Chess is indeed beautiful to inspire artist of all era, so much adorned it brings out the poet out of every humble man.

 A Chess Problem, a painting by Carlo Ferranti.
chess painting a chess problem carlo ferranti

 Prison In Naples 1790s,  by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein.
chess painting naples prison Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein

(La partida de ajedrez), a painting by Lucas Van Leyden
chess painting lucas van leyden

Arabes jouant aux échecs (Arabs Playing Chess) (1847) by Eugène Delacroix
chess painting arabs playing chess eugene delacroix

 The Chess Players by Honoré Daumier (1863)
chess painting the chess players

 The chess players, 1876 by Thomas Eakins
chess painting thomas eakins

Egyptian Chess Players by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

chess painting egyptian chess players
Lucia, Minerva and Europa Anguissola Playing Chess, 1555 by Sofonisba Anguissola
chess painting the chess game


  1. Yes, indeed, chess is very beautiful thing and a logical way to think. The paintings are also showing this art in great way. Really a fascinating work.

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