Of Chess and Art

Chess is a beautiful game. Like artists painting their worlds within the confines of a canvas, so do chess players build their vision within the square-format of their board.

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Antonio Donghi – The Juggler (1936)

Famous for his motionless paintings, Italian artist Antonio Donghi (1897 – 1963) was also known as the painter fleeing the wind. There is no movement suggested in Donghi’s paintings, as if time is standing still, his style being reminiscent of Henri Rousseau and Georges Seurat. The Italian was fascinated by the circus life and performers, […]

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Piero di Cosimo – Portrait of a Woman, said to be of Simonetta Vespucci (c. 1480)

Possibly one of the most eccentric painters of his time, Piero di Cosimo (1462 – 1521) was an Italian Renaissance artist that frequently depicted elaborated mythological scenes and was often commissioned to do the portraits of the noblemen and women of Rome and Florence. Also known as Piero di Lorenzo, he borrowed the Cosimo name […]

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