Chess in Art is a unique book, which presents the artist´s relationship with the game of chess.
On 320 pages the author captures 800 years of this relationship influenced by social, political, industrial and technological advancement. The book includes paintings created by more than 700 artists, with a detailed introduction of how artists troughout history have perceived the game of kings.
About the author:
Peter Herel Raabenstein is a conceptual artist born in Czech Republic. He has done an enormous amount of work during his career. Some of his latest projects are Red Blue Dimension exhibition, and drawing camps and lectures for handicapped people. This unique book, a collection of paintings where chess is the main theme, is a brilliant example of connection between the Game of Kings, art and history. He was inspired by the symbolism of chess and evolution of art itself. After many long years of studying and planning he finally found a way to bring the book to reality.