My pup, Zandie, busy making her “move of the day”.
Chess can be characterized as a formal system.
Why? A given distribution of pieces on a board is a state. The rules specify a fixed initial state. They specify the means of moves and captures, and exactly what states can immediately follow any given state (the permissible state-transitions). They specify what states are terminal, and assign all states to three pairwise disjunct classes: white wins, black wins, and draw. A game of chess is a finite sequence of states of which first is the initial state, the last is a terminal state, an each state-transition is permissible. Two games are formally identical if they are identical state by state.
See more art on this link which will open in a new window. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4992
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song ….do yourself a favour and enjoy it! It’s beautiful!
Images and more info: http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/bak/chess.html
Bak begins by working out of his own experiences and memories of World War II
and permits his artist genius to fashion extraordinary works of art.
Each painting is an invention filled with recognizable elements.
For example, Knowledgeable portrays a limited number of chess pieces –
two knights, the queen, the king, numerous pawns. The surface resembles the
chessboard, albeit incomplete, and it is placed on top of an assembly of books
with selected dice. Are these books histories of wars past? Or battles to come?
The dice represent a game of chance and refer to life and survival in the midst
of war as a game of odds. The chess pieces are not in proper position for a game
of chess but do reflect the disarray that comes with real war.
Luna by Sameul Bak
Boards Meeting…by Bak
More Chess Art from Samuel Bak on this link