World famous works of art about gambling
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World famous works of art about gambling

Gambling and art can seem distant from each other. However, artists have portrayed the world of gambling in their art over the years. Today, these artworks of art have become priceless. Gambling is a popular form of recreation that has been practiced since the days of Ancient Rome and was an integral part of the life of both aristocrats and ordinary citizens.

It is not surprising that this theme is reflected in the works of the greatest artists, and each placed accents in his own way: some condemned gambling, while others, through their painting, simply showed the ordinary life of their era.

Cassius Marcellus Coolidge – Dogs Playing Poker
The entire series features 18 paintings from the mid-1900s to mid-1910s and was commissioned by Brown & Bigelow to advertise cigars and brought fame to the already popular card game. In the artist's most famous painting, all the figures characterize humanized dogs who play card games or their ultimate ruler - poker.

Cassius was very fond of dogs, so he decided to portray American players in this form.

Expressive emotions on the faces of animals, glasses with alcoholic beverages, pipes for smoking - all this emphasizes the special atmosphere prevailing in poker clubs.
Marcellus' most famous pieces are widely used in the United States as examples of kitsch art. In addition, they were often copied, and many parodies were and still are playing around his painting. In 2005, at an auction in New York, 2 painting pieces of the Coolidge series were sold for $590,400 to a private collection.

Shelly Wilkerson – Slot Machine Queen
The topic of gambling has not been spared by contemporary artists either. In 2011, American Shelley Wilkerson created the cartoon "The Queen of Slot Machines'' that illustrates the evolution of gambling entertainment: from one-hand bandits to fully equipped slots with bonuses and free spins. If this is your cup of tea, then choose the best casino online and start playing now.

The work quickly became famous on the net and is one of the most popular films dedicated to slot machines. While many connoisseurs and the art world, in general, find it rather kitschy, this one of many interesting paintings featuring gambling that found its place in both casinos and popular artwork. For example, there are a number of sites printing this painting on all surfaces so that any enthusiast can buy a copy.

Edvard Munch – At the Roulette Table
During his stay in the south of France and after he became interested in Monte Carlo roulette tables Edvard, a renowned Norwegian expressionist painter, dedicated several paintings to gambling. He was fascinated by the atmosphere of the casino, which led to the creation of this wonderful piece of art in 1892.

In his work, Munch captures the drama of roulette and conveys the nervous tension at the gambling table, where losing or winning can have fatal consequences. Just like in Scream and all other Munch's paintings, we can here discover a newly constructed expression, interpreted through surfaces bounded by winding lines and painted with depressing colors.

The painter often encountered problems in his emotional relationships with women. All the passing adventures he had with women, often married, ended violently, leaving him frustrated, depressed, jealous. By consuming alcohol and gambling, he sought solace. Enjoy his painting but also remember to gamble responsibly.

Michelangelo Carravagio's The Cardsharps
Now kept at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, the United States, the famous painting was created around 1594-1596 and brought immense popularity to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio even though he started his art career earlier.

Devoted to the roots of what we now call a casino scam, this is a story of a naive young man who got involved with two swindlers. They are about to outplay an innocent, inexperienced young man in one of the varieties of poker. An older man peering behind the back of a young man absorbed in the game, peeps at his cards and gives conventional signs to his young accomplice. To stay off any such trouble, you should learn the basics of playing craps or another game of your choice.

On Cardsharps, the most famous gambling canvas of the great Italian, there is rather brilliantly presented fiction of boys playing cards, a calm narration (not without aesthetic admiration), and, as always, a realistic effect of presence. Let's remember, finally, unlike Jan Steen, that the great artist himself led a "stormy" lifestyle, got involved in fights and scandals, and fought a duel more than once. It turns out that he knew well what he was painting about.

Paul Cézanne – Card Players
The artist's greatest works series, consisting of 5 paintings, united by one theme - playing card games, was created in the period from 1890 to 1896. In his canvases, which are considered the most expensive in the entire heritage, the artisan depicted the life and rest of the peasants, their simple way of life. Therefore, in the works of Cézanne, one reads not excitement, but a routine activity - it seems that the players are wasting their time. Nothing to do, why not turn into cards?

Little has changed since then, and many players like to play cards in their spare time. But now it's more convenient, because you only need to find a $10 deposit casino and you can play with confidence even if you only have $ 10.

According to New York magazine Vanity Fair, the canvas depicting two punters gambling their way in a club room, far away from all, was handed over to the royal family of Qatar in 2011 for a modest sum of more than $250 million. The Card Players will continue their game at the new National Museum of Modern Art in Doha; a museum chaired by Sheikha Al Mayassa, sister of the Emir of Qatar, who dreams of transforming the emirate into artworks and cultural center, rivaling Paris and New York.

With so many gambling paintings to choose from, players are in a win-win situation: they will get a valuable gambling art lesson while getting the most of the experiences of proven enthusiasts and punters. Gambling paintings are all around you, so watch them closely, try to learn things under the hood, and read players' faces. This will surely bring your gaming to the next level.

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