Water Lilies & Japanese Bridge

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256 wooden pieces / 280x280x5mm (approx. 11x11x0.25") / 20+ Whimsies

Material: 5mm Linden Plywood

Artist: Claude Monet, 1899

Cut Design: Jill Pryor

Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge represents one of Monet’s greatest achievements: his gardens at Giverny and the series of paintings they inspired. In 1883 the artist moved to this country town, near Paris but just across the border of Normandy, and immediately began to redesign the property. In 1893, Monet purchased an adjacent tract, which included a small brook, and transformed the site into an Asian-inspired oasis of cool greens, exotic plants, and calm waters, enhanced by a Japanese footbridge. The serial approach embodied in this work—one of about a dozen paintings in which Monet returned to the same view under differing weather and light conditions—was one of his great formal innovations. He was committed to painting directly from nature as frequently as possible and whenever weather permitted, sometimes working on eight or more canvases in the same day. Monet’s project to capture ever-shifting atmospheric conditions came to be a hallmark of the Impressionist style.

This delightful 256 piece puzzle contains 20 whimsy pieces, some of them multipart. Unique connectors including our signature 'V' knobs will enhance your puzzling experience!

This puzzle comes in our beautiful new premium quality packaging - a very sturdy box with a magnetic closure. It will look fabulous on your bookshelf or coffee table!

Article code: 24411 - May 2024

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