We have another section with the same title, but there we show playing cards, designed by different artists. Here we'll show you postcards with paintings by different artists, where playing cards are an essential part of the scene. We don't show the whole postcard, just the piece that shows the painting.


"The Card players", Theodoor Romouts (1597 - 1637)

"Le tricheur avec l'as de karo", Georges de la Tour (1593 - 1652)

Here's a series of 4 from the 17th and 18th century and they tell a story: playing a game of  cards should be fun and not be spoiled by cheaters. That will only lead to a fight.
But is it better to play by yourself? It doesn't seem to be just as much fun.


Adriaen Brouwer (1605 ? - 1638)

"Enfant jouant aux cartes", J.-B. Chardin (1699 - 1779)



You can play with cards or you can lay them. Fortune telling with cards seems to be a nice way to pass time and as it seems, mostly for women.

 "Fortune telling", Alfred Russo (c1900)

"Les cartes" (1903), Jacques Villon.

"The fortuneteller" (1912), Suzanne Valadon (1865 - 1938)


"Still life with siphon and playing cards" (1916), Juan Gris (1887 - 1927)

"Still life and street" (1937), M.C. Escher (1898 - 1972)

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