van Gogh - Almond Branches - 1000 piece puzzle. 26.5 x 19.25 inches. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time. Strong high - quality pieces that won't break. Easy fit puzzle pieces. Made from recycled board.
Art puzzles such as Van Gogh are difficult to begin with, with limited color palette and muted tones, this puzzle essentially 3 main colors; white, blue, and drab green-brown. Adding significantly to the challenge, is that about 30-40% of pieces are totally unique and free form, diverging from the familiar interlocking puzzle shapes. Tricky are voids that would suggest a familiar puzzle shape, yet the piece was subdivided into 2-3 smaller pieces. The interlocking grid is also advanced and non-standard, partially regular strips, but interrupted by arched, wavy, and curved intersecting strips. My only criticism of this puzzle, is the interlocks can be too similar, giving frequent false positive fits, exacerbated by the lack of color palette and pattern diversity. In fact, I found some crazy seemingly unique shapes, that had twins of the same shape (yet different pattern), one which threw me up until the very last piece, took me 20 minutes to hunt down the misplaced twin piece, to exchange positions and finish the puzzle. The finished puzzle is as beautiful as the canvas itself. If one is up to a real challenge, with the extra benefit of learning every nook and cranny of a great work of art, this is highly recommended. Plan for this one to take 3x-4x the time to finished, versus more conventional 1000-piece puzzles. Detail, no puzzle poster included, but box is wide format, large enough to use as a visual reference.