Sunday, May 24, 2009

Playing Chess Naked

Here's a sure way to avoid cheating. Play naked!

In a video posted over on her blog, WGM Jennifer Shahade plays a naked man. No, no, nothing kinky. Jen is basically talking about her work for a recently published book Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess by Francis M.Naumann. And the video is itself inspired by this photo of Duchamp.

For more on the artist and his connection with chess, check out this article by Ian Randall in the Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Avoid cheating my Arts! That guy's expanse of body graffiti would be classified by an astute arbiter as encrypted preparation!