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Chess Leonard Campbell Taylor 1874-1969

Chess Leonard Campbell Taylor 1874-1969-1

I came across this beautiful art of the artist: Leonard Campbell Taylor, a British artist born in Oxford. During WW1 he was an official war artist. I couldn’t find a large, quality image as I tried to analyse the position on the board. Also, when  I resized the image, I noticed the expression on the male person’s face – and I wondered: What was he thinking with that expression and who are the females? I couldn’t find details, maybe a blog reader who is more skilful then me to find info on the Net? 

Chess Leonard Campbell Taylor 1874-1969-2

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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.


Chess ART

See more art on this link which will open in a new window. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4992

“Chess mates”

Image: http://www.shadowscapes.com/line.php?line=0

Suncatcher! click here:
song ….do yourself a favour and enjoy it! It’s beautiful!

Image: http://chess.about.com/od/artliterature/ig/Chess-in-the-Artists-Eye/aa06l23c.htm

Knowledgeable…Samuel Bak

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

Image: http://rvanwyk.free.fr/Paintings%202.htm


More Chess Art from Samuel Bak on this link


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