Famed Artworks Inspired by Casinos

Gambling creates thrill and excitement among its players, especially when playing poker online. The despair of losing and euphoria of winning are charging all emotional states of a person. The same has been carried over to numerous artists throughout the years. Some opt to capture grand casino tables where the excitement and drama clashes while others are after portraying the action happening on casino floor.

In the next lines, we have outlined examples of remarkable casino artwork that every gambler should have in their home.

Zaza Tuschmalischvili’s Casino/Gambling & The Gambler

Zaza Tuschmalischvili is a Georgian painter who started his mastery of depicting symbols and scenes of his homeland by using different art elements including:

  • Watercolor
  • Tempera and;
  • Ink

Back in the 90s, he focused on composition which favors the cubist expressionism. In fact, his very first painting that depicts gambling was finished in 95’ which was entitled Casino/Gambling.

Approximately, this artwork of his is around 20,000 dollars and if that is too much for you, he has another painting which he called “The Gambler” that you can get for a mere 13,000 dollars.

Darren Thompson’s Watchful Eye Series

Darren Thompson is an American illustrator who came to the art scene for the past few decades. Darren is a Chicago native and majority of his artworks are depicting life in Windy City. And as part of his urban landscape series, he worked on Red and Black that centers on spinning roulette wheel. He utilized subdued and muted colors in drawing attention to foreground while gamblers hang in back.

Yet another work of art he has is the Watchful Eye that is all about the dealer at the card table. He uses the same techniques with blurred chips color on the table while the dealer is concentrating on the action.

Gerard Boersma’s Gambling Ladies & Slot Machine

Gerard Boersma is a Dutch artist who painted Slot Machines after his trip to Vegas where he had defined it as “city fully dedicated to entertainment”. Even with that definition, Gerard still found solitary subject for his artwork, a sole gambler who is lost in a room of slot machines as well as the casino chairs that are surrounding him.

Another painting he worked on is the Gambling Ladies which is also created with acrylic on wood. This one is more on the upbeat and lively illustration of Vegas with two women enjoying playing slots in casino lobby.

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