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Chess Woodcuts by the artist Elke Rehder

Woodcut ( xylography) is a relief printing artistic technique in printmaking in which an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while the non-printing parts are removed. The areas to show 'white' are cut away with a knife or chisel, leaving the characters or image to show in 'black' at the original surface level. The block is cut along the grain of the wood (unlike wood engraving where the block is cut in the end-grain). The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer), leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas. For multiple colors a different block is used for each color. Some woodcuts are printed only in black color and after printing they are colored by hand with a brush. Please also visit my German homepage about chess woodcuts

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Chess Story 2013 Stefan Zweig. Colored Woodcut, numbered and signed  by the artist Elke Rehder 2013.
Stefan Zweig Chess Story 2013

 

Chess - The last Game. Woodcut by the German artist Elke Rehder, numbered and signed, printed  on Japanese paper 2014
The last Game  (2014)

 

chess composition 2014 color woodcut by the German artist Elke Rehder
Chess composition (2014)

 


Here I show a selection of my woodcuts about chess from the last 20 years. A click on an images link to a page with a larger size.

Knight takes Rook chess woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
Knight takes Rook

 

Chess - Draw - Remis, woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
Draw - Remis

 

Chess Fight battle chess woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
The Fight

 

Chess pawns in strong position chess woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
Pawns in strong position

 

Chess pawns threaten the king chess woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
Pawns threaten the King

 

white begins chess woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
White begins

 

weak pawn chess woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
Weak Pawn

 

irrational position chess woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
Irrational Position

 

Stefan Zweig chess story Royal Game 1 Elke Rehder
Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game 1

 

Stefan Zweig chess story Royal Game 2 Elke Rehder
Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game 2

 

Stefan Zweig chess story Royal Game 3 Elke Rehder

Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game 3

 

Stefan Zweig chess story Royal Game 4 Elke Rehder
Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game 4

 

Stefan Zweig chess story Royal Game 5 Elke Rehder
Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game 5

 

Stefan Zweig chess story Royal Game 6 Elke Rehder
Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game 6

 

Schachnovelle Stefan Zweig Royal Game Chess Rage woodcut by Elke Rehder
Stefan Zweig The Royal Game - Chess Rage

 

to Gerhard Stübner poem - Player Death woodcut by Elke Rehder
to Gerhard Stübner poem - Player Death

 

Chess - Profiles woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
Profiles

 

to Ernst Jünger - Chess Players woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Ernst Jünger - Chess Players

 

to Heinrich Heine - I Am a Mad Chess Player woodcut by Elke Rehder
to Heinrich Heine - I Am a Mad Chess Player

 

Stefan Andres poem - To the Death woodcut by Elke Rehder
to Stefan Andres poem - To the Death

 

Erich Fitzbauer poem - The Chess Game woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Erich Fitzbauer poem - The Chess Game

 

Hans Peter Schmitt poem - Folie Chess Woodcut by Elke Rehder
to Hans Peter Schmitt poem - Folie

 

Chess Talks with Chessmen - Bishops printmaking woodcut Elke Rehder
Elke Rehder - Chess Talks with Chessmen - Bishops

 

to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem- Chess Game printmaking woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem "Das Schachspiel" the game of chess

 

Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem - Pawns chess printmaking woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel chess poem - Pawns

 

Bishops - Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem chess printmaking woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel chess poem - Bishops

 

King and Pawns - Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem chess printmaking woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel chess poem- King and Pawns

 

Rook, Queen, King - Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem chess printmaking woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel chess poem - Rook, Queen, King

 

Bishop and King - Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem chess printmaking woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel chess poem - Bishop and King

 

The Lord of the World Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel poem chess printmaking woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder
to Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel chess poem - Lord of the World

Please also visit my homepage www.elke-rehder.de