Dusk Endeavors or Dream Chess : surreal art-print, poster, book, desktop-wallpaper NeoSurrealismArt.com
While the exact time and place of chess's origin is debated, most scholars believe it was developed sometime around the sixth century A.D. It is a descendant of a game called chaturanga, which was commonly played in India during that time. During subsequent years, chaturanga spread throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Chaturanga was introduced to China around A.D. 750 and then to Korea and Japan by the eleventh century. In each of these places, it took on different characteristics. Historically, the game's pieces have been both simple and highly decorated. Prior to A.D. 600, the pieces were plain. These were replaced by detailed sets depicting royalty, warriors, and animals. From the ninth to the twelfth centuries, Islamic rules prohibiting the depiction of living creatures resulted in basic pieces made from clay or stone. This change is actually thought to have increased interest in the game at the time because it made sets more widely available and was less distracting to the players. When the game spread to Europe and Russia, highly ornate sets were fashionable.
I believe the boat is a prototype of one of Columbus' ships Santa Maria. The Santa María was a small carrack, about 70 feet long, used as the flagship for the expedition. She carried 40 men. The Santa María was constructed from pine and oak. The other two ships of the Columbus expedition were the caravel-type ships Santa Clara, remembered as the Nina and Pinta. All these ships were second-hand and were never meant for exploration.
George Grie, October 1998
|Rate this image!||Rate: 4.50|
Copyright © George Grie | neosurrealismart.com
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Artwork License Agreement option
You may use this image for educational, recommendation, and demonstration purposes only by including one of mandatory reference links below
|Link to Dusk Endeavors or Dream Chess picture!|
Permalink URL to the page. (HTML)
Post image in your blog or website. (HTML)
Recommended Digital Art SoftwareMost of artworks have been created by an array of graphic design software applications. Below is the short list of the most used:
3D Studio MAX by AUTODESK, 3ds max is highly customizable 3D modeling, rendering, and animation solution for design, games, film & television.
Photoshop and Illustrator by Adobe, a post-production graphic editor. It is the current market leader for commercial bitmap design.
DAZ3D, DAZ Studio freeware - Pose, animate, and render 3D Models in your own 3D Studio.
Terragen by PlanetSide is a landscape generator with controllable parameters that allow extremely varied terrain shapes and photorealistic rendering.
Poser by Curious Labs. Poser is the 3D figure design tool for artists, illustrators and animators that enables you to create easily 3D figures.
Open & Limited Edition Art Posters & Prints
|Open edition surrealism posters and framed prints. From $14 USD||Apparel, personal, and gift items, and more. From $9 USD||Limited edition Geclee, signed, numbered, certified. From $390 USD|
Open Poster & Limited Art Print Editions - in association with various well-known publishers such as Art.com, Zazzle.com, FineArtAmerica.com and Cafepress.com Prices start at $9.95, Choose from 140 frames, 142 mats and 3 types of glazing. Most advanced picture-framing solution on the web. Framed prints, Posters, Calendars, Gifts, and more. T-Shorts, Postcards, Stamps, Journals, Mouse pads, Clocks, etc.image tags: Sailboat chessboard figures game clock chandelle lamp water, schooner chess board stature entertainment grandfather clock candle light see, Surreal visionary contemporary surrealist artist modern, Surreal visionary contemporary surrealist, Fantasy vision fantastical visualization dream.
Modern Romantic Surrealist Artist, Gothic Surrealism Art Poster Prints, Surreal Limited Editon Pictures & Books
CommentsArtwork has 5 comments Your opinion is important, please be considered while expressing your view. We have zero tolerance to profane and curse language.
KU / Canada / Jul 19th
thank you for the job well done! I have enjoyed your personal inputs - they are whimsical and clever :)
Bruce / United States / Nov 16th
We at Chessboss.com strongly believe in necessity of chess to increase both knowledge and understanding. It is unfortunate that the oldest game in the world (Chess) has a very little fan base, ChessBoss.com aims to change that. We understand the importanc
Michelle / Aug 18th
I was wondering how i could get a print of this picture to frame? Is the ship featured in the picture fictional or modeled after a famous ship?
pauline van / China / Sep 22nd
Hi, i am a chinese brushpainter teacher, and i love your art, the drawings are awesome, i have a qustion, i wrote a book a combination of phantasy with lots of unusual chesspuzzles. Is is possible that you design a cover for my book?
Aldridge / Apr 30th
this is nice because of its daetails and how very realistic it is
original image size: 226.17 KB dimensions: 1023 x 768 pix picture downloads: 11939
Score: 72 Votes: 16