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Speaking of chess aesthetics, P-K4 is much more beautiful than e2-e4.
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Can you turn the moves of a chess game into art?

A chess fan (spurred by Bobby Fischer, as were so many of us) who turned famous chess games into digital artworks will have some of his work on display at the Hollis library, as reported in The Telegraph's Encore section today. He tries to give the essence of all the moves in one

Many have been displayed at the U.S. Chess Center in Washington, D.C. A sample is shown above, of a game involving Napoleon - yes, that Napoleon.

Personally, I think the board of a Go game is more aesthetically appealing than the board of a chess game, but that's definitely a judgement call.