Baroque Painting

"A game of cards" by the Flemish Baroque painter Theodor Rombouts. A peaceful scene suggesting leisure.


The Fifth Ace

Cover of an American Pulp. The man who held five aces. No wonder that the fifth is the ace of spades, meaning death.


Gambling Femme Fatale

Rita Hayworth as a gambling femme fatale in the film "Gilda" (1946).


Voltaire vs. the Pope

Voltaire is playing chess with the Pope and it looks like if he’s winning. One of the chess series by the German artist A. Paul Weber.