The Chess Game

Andrew Tomlins

Brisbane, Australia

Artist's Description

This is inspired by the inflexibility and competiveness of the male speices and a recognition of female patience, emotional intelligence and intellectuality. The man is in a checkmate position, his last hope casually resting in the woman’s hand, behind her chair – his bishop – plucked from the board moments beforehand. His whole body is tense as he grips the table, his brow brooding, thinking but not thinking. She knows she has won and patiently waits for him to acknowlege this, leaning back in her ‘throne’ waiting for the kettle to boil, when their rivalry can be put on hold and they can go back to being a loving couple. This is done in a mixed media of conti crayon, pastels and oil paint and oil washes

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