"The Time Machine & Chess King"
An art exhibition of paintings by Roman Gumanyuk dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Herbert G. Wells
was opened in Sofia on December 21. The exhibition named "The Time Machine & Chess King" is held with
the support of SF&F Fan Club "Ivan Yefremov" and Art Gallery "LIK".
On exhibition are presented 30 original artworks. Roman Gumanyuk represents an unusual view to the H. G.
Wells works "The Time Machine" and "The War of the Worlds". He combined his artworks based on these
novels with his "Chess series" and the result is a very interesting and spectacular combination: treacherous
Martians are opposed to chess pieces which come alive as characters in battle. The War of the Worlds is
transferred to the chess field. And only the Time Machine invented by Wells makes possible for all these
characters: the proud king and his noble knight from the middle Ages, the ancient warrior from Antique Times,
and the soldiers of the early 20th century, to participate in the decisive battle.