A beautiful site with MUCH chess art, trivia, interaction, cartoons and a list of movies involving chess is Chess Graphics. The medieval art is from their collection, as is the distorted chessboard at top.
Why chess? Prince Edward Island's chess association can tell you.
Animated chess games: Notable games, animated in GIF format. "A new idea, and admittedly not a very good one, some of my favourite games in animated diagram form similar to the above. The files are not huge. They download very quickly and you can keep them. (If you like). In order to see them you must 'enable animations' on your browser." (Kenny, of Glasgow, I think, who also has a 400 item chess quiz and lots of trivia and articles on that site.)
Chess Circle—The Place for Chess (chesscircle.net) has lots of information, and the opportunity to play other against others. It's a commercial site, but well organized so you can stay just to the chess stuff if you want to.