Game of Checkers
The Great Game
In the beginning a classic game of checkers
displayed the art of amusement and simple entertainment
of the great game of checkers...
but then, with the passage of Time
the checkers art of patience
the checkers art of analysis...
the great art of movement...
the checkers art of strategic techniques...
the great checkers art of grandmasters’ Victory...
and finally, THE ART
OF THE GAME OF CHECKERS ITSELF.
As I researched the background on the traditional
game of Checkers, I observed that it was represented
not only in the context of historical content,
but that Checkers
Art was also depicted in
various forms of artistic expression. Therefore
the great art of checkers, much to my surprise,
the topic of Checkers found a new forum through
the pictorial and sculptural imagery of numerous
international artists and writers; some of
these creative minds were recognized professionals,
while others were simply every day people,
who wished to share their love of the game.
Come now and take a journey into another world
of checkers art. Checkers art genre scenes
of every day life were a popular theme of artists
throughout the world for many generations.
This interest is clearly represented in the
following paintings, etchings, lithographs
and illustrations that show society’s
love of a simple game of checkers that included
family members, friends or people in social
settings. Great checkers art
depicted with all players and spectators seated
at or around the checkerboard tables.