Haymaking Wooden Puzzle

A finely cut 250-piece wooden jigsaw with unique "whimsical" shaped pieces.

In Stock (> 5 pcs)
1 300 CZK

This  magnificent  landscape  painting  representing  an  early  summer  harvest  is  part of a series of six large panels depicting the seasons of the calendar year, which was commissioned from Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1565 by the wealthy Antwerp merchant Nicolaes Jonghelinck. As one of the five surviving paintings from the series, Haymaking is a highly significant work in Western art history. The other panels are on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the  Metropolitan  Museum  in  New  York.  Haymaking’s  elaborate  composition  presents the rural landscape in several layers, creating a great sense of depth. In the foreground, peasants with haymaking tools introduce the painting’s theme, while baskets filled to the brim with berries and vegetables suggest an abundant harvest.  In  the  golden  field  behind  them,  a  number  of  hard-working  peasants  gather  hay  and  load  it  onto  a  horse-drawn  wagon.  Picturesque  buildings  are  scattered  among  fields  and  rolling  hills,  a  great  rock  formation  overlooks  the  landscape, and a town sits alongside a winding river in the far distance.  Miniature figures and other surprising elements found throughout the scene more fully draws the viewer into this imaginery but utterly convincing and evocative rural scene. With his exceptional attention to detail, colour and light, Bruegel created a striking panoramic view of the countryside as experienced in the months of June and July. By emphasizing the season’s atmosphere and the landscape itself, Bruegel surpassed the painterly conventions of his time and created a compelling homage to a rural life lived in harmony with the cycle of nature.

250 pieces approximately 

Size of finished puzzle: 250 x 360 mm

This wooden puzzle is finely cut using state of the art lasers to create a premium quality jigsaw that will be a treasured gift for years to come.

The puzzle features no two pieces the same, no corner shapes and straight-edged middle pieces, for an irresistible challenge that will tantalize and tease for hours!

Many of the jigsaw pieces are shaped to reflect the theme of the image. These unique ‘whimsy’ pieces are guaranteed to entertain and delight you!