Beth Harmon aka The Queen’s Gambit, Inspires Instagram Artists
Artwork ©Yasar Vurdem 2020. See more of the artist work here. Ok, I succumbed to the hype and watched The Queen’s Gambit. I’m not much of a TV person as I get bored easily but I must confess that this Netflix mini-series, about chess prodigy Beth Harmon, grabbed my attention …
Ok, I succumbed to the hype and watched The Queen’s Gambit. I’m not much of a TV person as I get bored easily but I must confess that this Netflix mini-series, about chess prodigy Beth Harmon, grabbed my attention from beginning to end. From a designer’s point of view, The Queen’s Gambit almost has it all to quench my visual thirst. The production and costume design are exquisitely framed by a color palette of warm hues throughout the series; from the main character’s red hair color to the luscious locations including Kentucky, Las Vegas, Paris, Mexico City and Moscow.
The Washington Post has called it “the best fantasy show of the year” and I couldn’t agree more. Set during the Cold War era, Beth Harmon, the main character is fiercely played by two incredible young actresses, as a child by Isla Johnston and as a young lady by Anya Taylor-Joy. Other fine performance worth mentioned is Marielle Heller, who plays Beth’s alcoholic, depressed adoptive mom. What is remarkable to me is that The Queen’s Gambit manages to make chess, the brainy game that is usually associated with studious and on-the-boring-side characters, sexy.
Besides capturing millions of viewers worldwide, Beth Harmon, the beautiful heroine, has inspired countless artists. This post presents a collection of portraits created by an incredible group of talented Instagram artists. The techniques, styles, and points of view shown here might be different yet all of them capture a unique angle.
Please support the artists featured here by following their IG accounts as the work presented is, for the most part, a labor of love.