Chess can be such an elegant game. The Chess Game (1896) is

Chess can be such an elegant game. The Chess Game (1896) is

5/9/2021, 11:30:44 AM
Chess can be such an elegant game. The Chess Game (1896) is an Oriental painting by the Austrian artist Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935). It shows a game between Chess game between Al Tha'ālibī and Bakhazari, both elegantly seated at the chess board. Al-Tha'alibi was an intellectual and a famous Persian writer of prose, but he is also well-known for bundling short stories of other writers. While we cannot see the full chess board, it seems that the man on the right (playing white) is in a winning position, which explains the confident look on his face. The man on the left is concentrated on his next move, trying to see if there is still some way out of trouble. The artist, Ludwig Deutsch was interested in painting the Oriental world. Like many other artists of that time, he was intrigued by the North African colors, light, costumes, and scenery. He traveled several times to Egypt, where he collected a large number of Oriental objects that he would later use in his paintings. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #AustrianArt #AustrianArtist #AustrianPainter #LudwigDeutsch #Deutsch #Oriental #Orientalism #Chess #ChessGame #AlThaalibi #Thaalibi #Elegant #Elegance

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