Schaakkunst – Chess Art Exhibition in Druten

10/19/2013 – Once again the town of Druten in The Netherlands is paying host to an exposition of chess paintings and artifacts – "Schaakkunst" in Dutch. They include new works and new artists, fourteen in all, who have produced a wide variety of realistic and surrealistic objects, most of which you can buy in the online chess shop. We bring you some sample paintings that make for a visual treat.

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An exhibition of chess art will be opened in the Dutch town of Druten on November 10th in the Cultural Center D’n Bogerd in Druten, Van Heemstraweg 53, 6651 KH Druten, The Netherlands. There are paintings and objects by a number of Dutch artists, all thematically linked to the game of chess. The exhibition includes new pieces by artists Henryette Weijmar Schultz, Jan Langendam, Karin Miedema, Anna Troost, Berry, Peter the Leeuwe, Govert Muijs, Geert van Tongeren, Bram de Winter and Tjerk Zijlstra. Many of these artists will be present at the exhibition to explain their works.

All of this is the work of Margreet Wevers, who in 2005 together with Geert van Tongeren had the idea of doing something around chess and art. They called this project and the company Schaakkunst (schaak = chess and kunst = art). Schaakkunst made contact with artists who use the theme chess in their work. In August of 2005 they started the website www.schaakkunst.nl, in the beginning with only two artists and their own works.

At the opening of the exhibition on Sunday, November 10th, at 10:30 a.m. there will be an open rapid chess tournament. The Exhibition will be opened at 13:00h (1 p.m.) by IM Hans Böhm, who will play a clock simul against ten guests from 14:15 to 15:15. For children (and older chess lovers) there will be a treasure hunt. All participants will receive a nice gift.

Some of the chess paintings currently on sale

"De inwijding van de Koning" (The dedication of the King) by Tjerk Zijlstra.
Size: 50 x 100 cm, material: oil on canvas, price: €2.800. (Sold on Oct. 18, 2013)

"Help de blauwborst met het probleem" (Help Bluethroat with the problem) by Tjerk Zijlstra.
Size: 25 x 50 cm, material: oil on panel, price: €900.

"Sporen in de sneeuw" (Tracks in the Snow) by Tjerk Zijlstra. 60 x 90 cm, oil on canvas, price: €2.800.

"Ladies in red" by Henriette Weijmar Schultz. 74 x 92 cm, oil, framed, price: €2,400.

"Horsepower II" Henriette Weijmar Schultz. Size: 78.5 x 120.5 cm, material: oil, framed, price: € 5,000.

"Playful chess" by Henriette Weijmar Schultz. Size: 44 x 61 cm, material: oil, framed, price: € 950.

"Zonder stelling" (Without position) by Henryette Weijmar Schultz. 42.5 x 24.5 cm, oil, framed, € 400.

"Kleur bekennen" (Follow suit) by Henriette Weijmar Schultz. 32.5 x 19 cm, oil, framed, price: € 400.

"Staatsieportret" by Anna Troost. Material: acrylic on wood, size: 95 x 95 cm, price: inquire.

"The Bishop comes from Venus" by Tjerk Zijlstra. Oil on canvas, framed, 60 x 80 cm, price: inquire.

"De kracht van de Paardennevel" (The power of the Horsehead Nebula) by Tjerk Zijlstra.
Material: oil on canvas, framed, 60 x 80 cm, price: inquire.

"The Genesis of the Chessboard" by Tjerk Zijlstra. 55 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, price: inquire.

"The Birth of the King" by Tjerk Zijlstra. Oil on canvas, framed, 60 x 80 cm, price: inquire.

"Schaak" by Govert Muijs. Acrylic on wood, 110 x 110 cm, price: inquire.

Chess cabinet by Berry – "Step into a chess piece, think, imagine, and live!" Price: inquire.

Chess set by Berry

"Chess playing astronauts conquer space" by Peter de Leeuwe. Bronze, width 34 cm, price: inquire.

Alice in Wonderland captures the king" by Peter de Leeuwe.
Bronze, marble, wood. 38 x 30 cm, price: inquire.

Margreet Wevers was raised in Friesland, moved to Arnhem in 1987 and now lives in Velp (a village near Arnhem) with her son Bart, 15. He plays much better chess than his mum, who is a better bridge player.

Margreet studied at an academy of music, later studied and worked as analyst and programmer. For several years now she builds and manages websites and tries to make a living from things she most likes to do: designing and producing products that are unique and/or specialized, e.g. for chess clubs. For this she uses many different materials, like paper, fabric, wood, metal, clay, soap and other materials.

Previous ChessBase reports on Schaakkunst

16.6.2008 - 'Global Chess' Art Exhibition in Druten
The city of Druten in The Netherlands is paying host to an exposition of chess paintings and artifacts – "Schaakkunst" in Dutch. They include new works and new artists, fifteen in all, who have produced a wide variety of realistic and surrealistic objects, most of which you can buy in the online chess shop. We bring you some sample paintings that make for a visual treat.

2.3.2007 - Schaakkunst – the art of chess
The Dutch enterprise is a collection of currently 14 artists who have used the theme of chess in their works. Schaakkunst organized its first exhibition in April of 2006 and is now present at chess tournaments like the Dutch Championship and Wijk aan Zee. A full exhibition will be opened next week.

24.8.2007 - The Art of Chess – Schaakkunst at the Euwe Stimulans
In the Dutch city of Arnhem, famous for the "Bridge Too Far", a ten-player round robin is under way, led by 25-year-old Zambian IM Amon Simutowe, the most talented and exciting African chess player of our day (or ever). The event is being staged in the NH Rijnhotel, which is also hosting an interesting exhibition on Chess and Art. We bring you results, games, and sample paintings.


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