Today we're going back in time and visiting the Third Avenue Railroad Company’s depot. The impressive brick building was located on Third Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets in New York City. It was completed in 1857. The puzzle is based on an oil on canvas painting by William H. Schenck ( the company’s superintendent between 1856 and 1864). // Image Credit: William H. Schenck, ca. 1859–60, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Put the pieces back together and see how the mountainous landscape near Dusseldorf looked in the 1790s. The image featured in this puzzle is based on an oil on panel painting by Gerard van Nijmegen (a Dutch Old Masters artist). The painting depicts a mountainous landscape with ruins, a small waterfall and ox-wagon going over an old wooden bridge.
Today's puzzle is based on a watercolor over black chalk painting by the French painter and printmaker Henri Edmond Cross. The painting depicts a scene from Venice in the early 1900s. The city is built on a group of over 100 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. It is the capital of the Veneto region in northeastern Italy.
This puzzle is based on a painting by Paul Gauguin. It depicts a teapot and some mangoes on a table, a Tahitian-style printed cloth in the background and human figure at the upper right, viewed through a door or window. The painting tries to emulate Cezanne's "Still Life with Fruit Dish" - painting that Gauguin owned at the time.
This new puzzle is based on a painting from 1866 by Winslow Homer and it depicts three women and one man play croquet. If you didn't already know, croquet is a sport that involves hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops. There are several variations of croquet, differing in the scoring systems, order of shots, and layout. Croquet is played on a grass court.
Today's puzzle is based on a painting created by the French artist Edouard Manet in 1866. The painting is an example of the still life genre, which depicts inanimate objects such as fruit, flowers, and household items. "Still Life with Melon and Peaches" features a melon on a plate, several peaches in bowl, a bottle, an empty glass, a white rose and a grape on a wooden table. The background is a neutral beige, which creates a sense of calm and serenity and makes the fruit stand out. The painting is a masterful example of Manet’s skill at capturing the beauty of everyday objects.
Today's puzzle is based on Frank Blackwell Mayer's 1858 oil on paperboard painting called Independence (Squire Jack Porter). The painting depicts Jack Porter, a veteran of the War of 1812. "Squire Jack" was a self-sufficient landholder and businessman and embodied the independent spirit that had become an American ideal in the 1850s.
The painting that this puzzle is based on, "Still Life: Vase with Pink Roses", was made in 1890 by Vincent van Gogh shortly before his release from the Saint-Rémy asylum. This and the similarly-dated Pink Roses reflect the optimism Van Gogh felt at that time about his future. The painting is one of several Van Gogh examples of overabundance in still life, filling the picture plane with the vase and overflowing flowers.
Today's puzzle is based on a painting by Ferdinand von Wright - a Finnish painter known for his landscapes and animal paintings. The painting captures a bucolic scene, featuring a old wooden barn as the setting. Positioned on the right side of the scene is a white calf, its attention captivated by the three geese standing before it. One of the geese has it's neck extended and it seems to be honking at the surprised calf.
Today's fun puzzle is based on a painting by Ferdinand von Wright, a Finnish-Swedish artist renowned for his mastery in portraying intricate renditions of birds. The painting masterfully portrays a tranquil winter scene, featuring a group of gray partridges meticulously depicted amidst the serene landscape. Gray partridges, scientifically known as Perdix perdix, are ground-nesting birds native to Europe and Asia. Typically found in open landscapes, they inhabit a variety of environments, including farmlands, grasslands, and scrubby areas. Their plumage, depicted with exquisite detail in the painting, serves not only as a visual spectacle but also as an adaptation for survival in their natural surroundings.
In today's puzzle we feature a barnyard during winter. The image is based on a painting from 1800s by Horatio Shaw. The painting features a red barn covered in snow, with a flock of sheep and some chickens gathered in front of it. A farmer is also depicted carrying a bundle of hay to feed the animals. The painting captures the quiet stillness and natural beauty of a winter day on the farm, while also conveying the hard work and perseverance required to tend to the animals during the harsh winter months. The painting's composition and use of colors create a peaceful and nostalgic atmosphere, inviting the viewer to appreciate the simplicity and beauty of rural life.
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