Jigsaw puzzles are a great activity for families to work together or for one person to work alone. Modern art jigsaw puzzles often offer an extra challenge in piecing them together because the lines and forms are painted in such a way that may not seem logical until the pieces are all interlocked together. A gift of a jigsaw puzzle works for both men and women along with children. Jigsaw Puzzles make a nice gift for a birthday or a holiday for puzzle lovers.
When the puzzle has been worked from a modern piece of more or less abstract art the completed puzzle looks really awesome if it is framed and hung on a wall. Special glues can be purchased to hold the puzzle together so that it can be framed or hung on a wall without a frame.
The very first jigsaw puzzles were created using pieces of wood with a picture painted on it or printed on it and then cut randomly with a jigsaw. Today’s puzzles are usually printed on recycled paper using non-toxic vegetable based inks making them friendly to the environment.
A wonderful jigsaw puzzle to work from the artwork of Charley Harper who was an American artist from Cincinnati, Ohio known for his modern works of wildlife. His stylized birds in a dark blue sky will present a nice challenge while working the puzzle. When completed the puzzle will measure 20 inches by 29 inches with 1,000 pieces.
The 1,000 piece puzzle replicates the famous painting by Joseph Stella showing a 1920s Manhatten. Measures 20 inches by 29 inches when completely pieced together. Stella was an Italian born American artist who gives an almost religious feel to his artwork. One often things of stained glass windows when viewing his art. This puzzle should be not only fun to work with but also present a bit of a challenge while finding the correct pieces to place together.
The 1,000 interlocking pieces of this jigsaw puzzle create the famous stained glass design by Frank Lloyd Wright who was known for his groundbreaking architecture that created a harmony with the environment and the humans who would inhabit the structure. He also designed interiors for offices, churches and homes. The completed puzzle will measure 20 inches by 29 inches.
Wassily Kandinsky is credited with painting the first modern abstracts. The Russian born artist was influential during his career in the changes in art. He taught at the Bauhaus before the Germans closed it in 1933. Moving to France at that time and became a French citizen. 1,000 pieces printed with environmentally friendly inks. The heavy duty board is made from recycled materials.
Another modern art painting by Charley Harper made into a jigsaw puzzle. 1,000 pieces work into a finished piece that measures 20 inches by 29 inches. The colorful birds, butterflies and flora make for an interesting puzzle challenge.
My parents have three kids and I’m the least artistic. That’s not saying much, because both my brothers aim to be professional artists. Between the two of them they do poetry, performances, short story writing, music and yes, visual art as well.
Me? I write nonfiction and I design websites. But the family bug hasn’t skipped me completely. For instance I make ceramics.