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Showing posts with label chess art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chess art. Show all posts

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Creative Chess Wall Art with Apo Avedissian

Apo Avedissian painting and stenciling his original work 'Headshot Checkmate' on an 8x10 in. canvas and 'Queen Checkmate' graffiti on a 17 ft. wall in a private property near Los Angeles, CA. (First seen via www.chessblog.com - the #1 Chess Blog in the US by 12th World Chess Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk.)

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Piece for Every Chess Game - Dedicating a Tretyakov Masterpiece to Every Game at Anand-Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship (Посвящение шедевры Третьяковской Каждая игра в 2012 году, Ананд, Гельфанд Чемпионате мира по шахматам)


The venue for the 2012 World Chess Championship between India's reigning world chess champion and challenger Israel's Boris Gelfand is a unique one. The Match is being staged in the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow. After a 6-6 equal score, for the first time in the history of chess, a rapid/blitz tiebreak play would decide the champion! 

But, back to art and chess. They indeed go together. Theory of technique, style, and methods all find a fascinating interpretation – a unique one at that – in a master's hands: both in art and chess. 

Every single position during a chess game is a work of art. Every move creates a new painting. Every chess player is an artist. Like for art, interpretation is everything.

The State Tretyakov Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world. Its collection highlights Russian art with exclusive completeness from the ancient time (11-12th century) to the present day. 

Shilpa Mehra dedicates masterpieces from the Tretyakov Gallery to each of the 12 games of classical control at the 2012 World Chess Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand. Read this full special chess article here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chess Figures of the 20th Century - Special Exhibition in Moscow

Awesome chess exhibition in Moscow. Not to be missed.

Until June 24 at the Multimedia Art Museum, 
Moscow, 16 Ul. Ostozhenka, m. 
Kropotkinskaya, www.mamm-mdf.ru
Open Tue.-Sun., noon-9 pm


This chess treat at the Multimedia Art Museum is honoring World Chess Championship 2012 between India's Viswanathan Anand and Israel's Boris Gelfand in Moscow. The entire exhibition is devoted to chess! 
 

The exhibition features hundreds of photographs of Russian grandmasters such as Viktor Korchnoi, Anatoly Karpov and Gary Kasparov playing in major chess championships and friendly matches, accompanied by detailed commentary. Vintage match posters and chess sets are also on display, including 19th-century antiques and the first Soviet set, Gorod i Derevnya (“City and Town”). 


Two chess films will also be screened --. “Chess Fever,” a 1925 comedy by Vsevolod Pudovkin, follows a man whose love of chess causes him to miss his own wedding; it includes an appearance by chess legend Jose Raul Capablanca as himself and “Grandmaster,” a 1972 drama featuring Viktor Korchnoi, was removed from distribution after Korchnoi defected to the West. The museum provides chess sets for those inspired to play a match when they visit this unique exhibition! In June, grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik will face off against children for a mini-championship in the exhibition hall. 

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