Looking for a great gift for a chess player.. or for some inspiration? Chess is Art is a unique book based on seven years of detective work searching art’s hidden archives. Consisting of paintings by more than 700 artists, Chess in Art captures 800 years of artistic progression through social, political, technological, and industrial evolution. Just released this spring, the book is sure to inspire, educate, and delight. A perfect addition to your library.
Chess in Art is the only book of its kind in the world. The book spans 800 years of art history, involving the “game of the kings” itself. It is the culmination of ten years of work by the famous artist Petr Hereel, who was inspired by the galleries, museums, and games of chess that he encountered all over the world as he traveled and worked.
Originally, this book was created as a gift for Peter’s uncle who longed to have a book about chess and paintings. When Peter went to buy one for his uncle’s birthday, he discovered no such book existed. This was the inspiration to start working on Chess in Art.
We hope that this unique book will please not only Peter’s uncle but also all lovers of art and the royal game. It is a perfect opportunity to enrich your library. When you open the book, you will breathe in 800 years of history in the company of 700 artists who loved chess, just as you do.
And it looks really cool too! Want to learn more? Visit the publisher’s website.