"Les joueurs des cartes" Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906)

Study for "Card players" (1916), Theo van Doesburg (1883 -1931)

In the 20th century playing cards seems to have been popular in every decade and the main thing seems to be the social aspect of playing cards together.

"Estaminet" (1925), Gustave De Smet (1877 1943)

"Bridge players" (1932/1933), Vilmos Huszár



Even during and after the first world war.....................


"Soldiers at playing cards" (1917), Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)                   







"The aviator" (1914), Kazimir Malevich (1878 - 1935)

"Die Skatspieler" (1920), Otto Dix                   


And we still enjoy a night at home, playing cards.

                                   "Card players"(1988), Fernando Botero

"Bridge players"(2004), Willy Belinfante                              


And not let a game turn into a  fight among the players , but let the cards do the fighting.

The Kings and Jacks are quite capable!

"Wenzelspiele" (c 1925), painting by E. Berger.

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