Paul Signac Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
The Lagoon of Saint Mark, Venice (1905)
Paul Signac (1863 - 1935) was one of the most influential Neo-Impressionist painters of his time. With his friend Georges Seurat (1859 - 1891), he moved the artistic breakthroughs of the Impressionists in a more disciplined direction with a study of modern optics and color theory.
Signac's Lagoon of Saint Mark, Venice (in the Chrysler's collection), is a stunning example of Pointillism, though by 1905 the artists was using larger, mosaic-like squares of bold color. Up close, only careful groups of brightly hued brushstrokes are visible. A few steps back, a dream seascape emerges.
- Approximately 250 pieces
- Finished puzzle measures 10 × 14 in (25.4 × 35.6 cm)
- Many pieces are shaped to reflect the theme of the image
- No two pieces are shaped the same
- Puzzle includes no corner pieces, and straight edges in the center for an irresistible challenge
- Made with wood from forests managed on a sustainable-yield basis
- Exclusive to the Chrysler Museum Shop, and made expressly for the Chrysler Museum of Art
- Produced in the United Kingdom
- Not suitable for children under 3 years of age due to small pieces which present a choking hazard