Prepare to immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of "View near the Geest Bridge" by the renowned Dutch landscape painter Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch. This exquisite artwork, created in the 19th century, captures a serene landscape that is both captivating and tranquil. Despite its romantic ambiance, Weissenbruch remained faithful to reality, providing a topographically precise representation. The painting depicts the Trekvliet Canal, which connected The Hague with the nearby villages of Rijswijk and Voorburg. In the distance, one can spot the tower of De Binckhorst Castle on the left and the Laakmolen windmill on the right. This attention to detail and accurate depiction sets Weissenbruch apart from the Romantic painters of his time while still capturing the serene beauty of the scene. Once you've selected your desired difficulty, the puzzle will come to life on your screen, displaying the mesmerizing "View near the Geest Bridge." Click start and give it a try!Image Credit: Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch, 1868, The Rijksmuseum
In this new puzzle we feature three cute piggies. The puzzle image is based on "The Prize Piggies"(Christmas and New Year card) (1891) by L. Prang & Co. The original picture it depicts five small pigs in a pigsty looking out of a framed barn window. The picture was first exhibited in "Chromo-Mania! The Art of Chromolithography in Boston, 1840-1910.". The Prize Piggies was said to be the most popular picture of 1891.
Today's puzzle is based on Camille Pissaro's 1872 impressionist oil on canvas painting "Still Life with Apples and Pitcher". Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas. He is the only artist to have shown his work at all eight Paris Impressionist exhibitions, from 1874 to 1886.
Based on a watercolor and gouache over graphite on wove paper painting by Winslow Homer, today's art inspired puzzle depicts a group of young people picking wild berries. The painting is a snapshot of a serene and idyllic moment in time, showcasing the simple joys of outdoor labor and the connection between humans and nature. Overall, "Berry Pickers" is a timeless representation of American rural life in the 19th century, capturing the essence of a simpler, more pastoral time. It is a testament to Winslow Homer's ability to infuse everyday scenes with a sense of beauty and significance.
Today's puzzle is based on a painting by Auguste Renoir. This painting depicting two young girls at the piano in a bourgeois home was made in 1892 for a new museum in Paris, the Musee du Luxembourg, which was to be devoted to the work of living artists. Renoir painted three other variations of this composition in oil and two sketches, one in oil and one in pastel.
Today's puzzle is based on Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip 1872 oil painting. The painting depicts a group o playing crack(snap) the whip. If you didn't know, crack the whip is a simple outdoor children's game played in small groups, either on grass or ice, usually grass. Homer spent several summers in New York's Hudson Valley, and is said to have been inspired to paint this scene by local boys playing at the Hurley schoolhouse.
Another art themed puzzle is here. This new one is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 1879 painting called "Pêcheuses de moules à Berneval, côte normand" (Mussel-Fishers at Berneval). Renoir painted this idyllic scene of a family gathering mussels during an 1879 visit to the Normandy coast. Marine mussels are abundant in the low and mid intertidal zone in temperate seas globally. People have used mussels as food for thousands of years. There are about 17 edible species of mussels that live in saltwater or freshwater habitats.
Today's colorful puzzle is based on a painting by Eugenie Bandell. The colorful painting portrays the interplay of summer light and shadow in front of "Wilhelmsbad"(bath) in Hanau near Frankfurt by employing a rhythmic arrangement of vibrant brushstrokes. Pick your difficulty level, connect the pieces and reconstruct this beautiful piece of art. Have fun!
The Isles of Shoals are a group of small islands are situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) off the New Hampshire coast in the United States. The author of the painting this puzzle is based on, Childe Hassam, was a regular visitor of the islands. The view featured in this painting, centered on an outcropping called Babb's Rock, was one of Hassam's favorite places on the islands. He painted this area many times.
Another art inspired puzzle is here. In this new one we feature "The Poor Poet" - the best known and most popular painting by German painter Carl Spitzweg. The painting was made in 1839 and had three versions. The alleged first version is privately owned and used to be on loan to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg. The best known version is now in the Neue Pinakothek, Munich (the one featured in this puzzle). Another version was held in the National Gallery, Berlin. The one featured in this puzzle depicts a poet in his poor attic room. Spitzweg possibly borrowed his title from the drama by August von Kotzebue, The Poor Poet (1812).
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