Thursday, February 24, 2011

A little culture for you

Here's a piece about an exhibition coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring Cezanne's series of paintings titled "The Card Players." As far as I know, nothing explicitly proves that the subjects are playing poker, but, really, what else could it be? What else could possibly interest people?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

NNice article and sounds like a cool little show. If they weren't playing poker I don't know why Cezanne would have even bothered painting them.

Incidentally my favorite pokerish painting is de La Tour's "The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs," which once again proves that crubs always get there (even if sometimes they need a little help).

-Chuck

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Dr. Pauly said...

Probably playing Faro...an early ancestor to poker or poque.