Puzzle: The Terrace at Sainte-Adresse by Claude Monet

Claude Monet - The Terrace at Sainte-Adresse, med
Size
: 500 pieces
Dimensions: 33cm x 48.3 cm
Producer
: Warren Industries, RoseArt, Magic Effects Collection, No. 97155
Artist: Claude Monet

Puzzle: A beautiful painting, this puzzle would be very pleasant if the makers had left out the “magic effects” of the shiny pieces that change hue based on the viewing angle, and had focused instead on the cut of the pieces. Not only does the shine make it hard to assemble this puzzle in anything but perfect bright daylight, it is not completely clear when the two pieces fit together, introducing a chance of error, especially in the uniformly-coloured regions such as the sky and the sea.

Thus, I do recommend bright daylight. The puzzle is small which does help make it more manageable. One can start from the flags and the flag poles, setting up two vertical guides and separating the top of the picture into thirds. The horizontal guides of sea and sky, and sea and railing, once assembled, are also helpful. Bright spots such as umbrellas, the red fence, the stone underfoot, and the vibrant flowers can be completed next. The black of the larger ship, people’s figures, the red fence, and dark green grass along the stone border are relatively easy as well. I would suggest leaving the sky until the end.

Notes: “The “Magic Effects” line is alluring and sure to captivate you. It interfuses charm, art, emotion and illusion into one beautiful component. What begins as an etching rich in detail evolves to a colorful metallic surface that shimmers and shines. The image casts itself differently in every light.
Warren Industries is proud to present a wide array of new artwork in this collection.
Artists include Impressionist Claude Monet: “Terrace at Sainte-Adresse,” Americana and Wildelife artist Terry Redlin: “Night on the Town,” the magical work of Josephine Wall: “Undine,” and a nostalgic title by COCA-COLA artist Hayden: The Lady in White.” [Puzzle box]

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