Gotta Know When to Hold ‘em

God Thru the Arts

Gotta Know When to Hold ‘em:  A Reflection “The Card Players”

painted by Paul Cezanne’s

by Adam R. Nettesheim

“You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk way, know when to run!” – “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers

1248px-Les_Joueurs_de_cartes,_par_Paul_Cézanne The Card Players (circa 1894/95) Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) oil on canvas, 18.7 x 22.4″, Musee d’ Orsey, Image Source

Plainly said, I see in this painting two gentlemen sitting down for a game of cards.  To my eyes they look pretty focused on the game.  Or maybe they just don’t have much to say to one another?  Then my eyes catch their clothing. One looks a little more well off than the other.  He’s got a tall hat, a pipe, and his posture is straight, whereas the gentlemen in the mustard colored coat is hunched, elbows on the table, and a hat that looks…

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