Friday, February 12, 2010

French images of gaming through the ages.

The beautifully illustrated exhibition at the Bibliothèque nationale de France "Jeux de princes, jeux de vilains" (Games of Princes, Games of Tricksters, if my imperfect French is correct) shows representations of gaming through history, including this far from pleasant image of Death from tarot cards and an image of the eighteenth-century Emmanuel-Jean de La Coste, a defrocked monk who counterfeited lottery tickets and was nabbed by the police.

No comments: