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ERIC Number: EJ914371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Artistic Chess
Blackwood, Christine Horvatis
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n6 p30-31 Feb 2011
Chess is one of the world's oldest games, invented in India before 600 AD. The original pieces were inspired by the infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariots of the ancient Indian army. The design of chess pieces changed when the game spread to the West, reflecting the society of medieval Europe. The king remained, pawns were the foot soldiers, horses became knights, and the queens became the most powerful players on the board. The pieces are individuals, each with their own abilities and purpose in a battle of logic and creativity. In this article, the author describes how her eighth-grade students created a chess set that reflects the important artists and art movements of the twentieth century, from Impressionism to the electronic age. This project could be adapted for any art movements, cultures, or styles. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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