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Bernhard Wicki (*28.10.1919 †5.1.2000) schuf mit „Die Grünstein-Variante“ einen der bekanntesten Filme mit Schachthematik. Davon gibt es nur wenige Minuten Ausschnitte im Internet. Literaturvorlage war ein #Hörspiel aus der #DDR, das die #ARD dankenswerterweise in der #Mediathek zur Verfügung stellt: https://www.ardaudiothek.de/episode/das-berlin-hoerspiel/die-gruenstein-variante/rbbkultur/12209973/ #Schach #ChessArt #Schachgeschichte #OTD #onThisDay
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Marcel Duchamp–who died #OTD 1968–pretended to abandon art & devote the rest of his life to chess, though secretly continued to make work. "I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists."

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13 Nov: feast of Diego or Didacus of Alcalá, Franciscan missionary in the Canaries #otd . He died on 12 Nov 1463.

This 16th century automaton is possibly the one made by Juanelo Turriano at the court of Charles V in the likeness of the saint.

(Smithsonian Museum)

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Kinderspiele or Children's Games, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1560.

He died #otd 9 Sep 1569.

A delight of detail and a delight of a subject. There are 83 different forms of play depicted in the picture.

(Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie)

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