Gauguin "Breton Peasant Women" - Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle (250 p.)
Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)
Breton Peasant Women - 1984 - 66 x 92,5 cm - Oil on canvas
Back in Pont Aven between two trips to Tahiti, Gauguin enjoyed working on the naïve, rural subjects which had inspired him before he left for the Pacific. But his experience of Polynesia shows through in his paintings of Brittany. His figures take on a monumental dimension. Their sturdy outlines suggest the fullness of the Oceanic nudes, from whom they have borrowed a few morphological features such as their massive hands and feet or prominent cheekbones.
All the motifs, except for the foliage behind the women, are surrounded by a black outline characteristic of Gauguin's Cloisonnisme. He fills the outlines with small touches lightly laid on the canvas. This process gives substance to the various parts of the composition such as the weave of the aprons. The simplified forms interlock to structure the space. Their arrangement gives a tonic rhythm to the countryside whose ordinariness is magnified by the use of bright colours. Gauguin has sacrificed half-tints in favour of a brilliant palette, dominated by yellows, reds, greens and blues.
Brittany in the colours of Polynesia expresses his nostalgia for the island, as he confided in his friend Monfreid: "In December, I will go back to Paris and I will work every day to sell everything I own... Once I have the capital, I will be off to the Pacific... Nothing will stop me from leaving and it will be for good."
The puzzle features no two pieces the same, no corner shapes and straight edges in the middle pieces for an irresistible challenge that will tantalize you.
Many of the pieces are shaped to reflect the theme of the image. These unique "whimsy" pieces are guaranteed to entertain and delight you.
This wooden puzzle is a traditional British classic with a moden twist, inspired by yesterday, but created for today.