Haymaking Wooden Puzzle
A finely cut 250-piece wooden jigsaw with unique "whimsical" shaped pieces.
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!