I stumbled across an ueber-cool chess art site – all sorts of interesting drawings, but I couldn’t fathom how to get out of the introductory page for a while! Here is what I see on the intro page as of May 12, 2008.
And here is another sample.
According to the artist,
“Czharina tells you: you can call it chess art 😉 but the style is a mix of fantasy/naturalism/surrealism”.
I like it! De Gustibus non est Disputandum.
Here’s a brief artist bio:
Carina Jørgensen, 21 years, from Denmark, and she has played chess since she was 6. She likes the Politiken Cup – that’s a great event that takes place every year in Copenhagen in July. Here she is (on the left) playing a Romanian girl in a French tournament, 1997.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
Weirdly I also learned when I was 6, but I didn’t know about tournaments until I was 13. C’est la vie.