Chess, Eros and the Queen (I)
The Queen has no clothes
The Queen may not be the most important piece in chess, but she certainly is everyone’s favourite! The Queen is our ‘femme fatale’. Living. Fertile. Erotic. The essence of Art.
Chess is so much more than a mere game because of her. She is a symbol. No wonder that artists, authors and photographers have long been fascinated with the Queen’s more earthy side.
Melinda Windsor, Playmate of February 1966
Photo by Canadian/Dutch artist Wim Tewinkel
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” ― Dr. Seuss
Joice Brum. Ecstasy before the first move…
“Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” ― Anaïs Nin,
Photo by Jiri Bernowsky