A stunning vision of Notre-Dame Cathedral, its towers and south facade tipped with the waning light of golden hour, this is also a portrait of Paris and its people. French artist Maximilien Luce toiled to effectively portray the “ceremonies, marriages, people coming and going, the crowds” seen here. Going about their day, they pass along the Quai Saint-Michel, drive horse-drawn carriages, and work on the dredging barges of the Seine.
Luce grew up in a working-class neighborhood of Paris and was trained as an engraver. He studied drawing and painting and went on to create landscapes and scenes of urban life in impressionist and neo-impressionist styles. Politically aligned with the proletariat, Luce contributed prints and illustrations to the anarchist press. In 1894 he was arrested for anarchist activity and spent more than a month in jail. Throughout his career Luce exhibited his work with the Société des Artistes Indépendants. He painted more than a dozen versions of this view, with Notre-Dame de Paris selling at auction in 2011 for more than $4 million.
Themes: Contemporary & Modern Art
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|Mfg. Part Number||AA1033|
Beautiful, cool palette for this challenging puzzle! A pleasure to work on in the summer heat.
Beautiful, colorful pieces! It was a real treat to put together!
Love the picture of a place I have visited, but too hard for me to do. Definately recommend for advanced puzzle doers like one of my puzzle friends who did this one.
Most challenging puzzle I’ve ever assembled! Worth it!
Loved this piece, very enjoyable with zero contours, made it slightly more challenging than the usual one hour 1000 piece puzzles.
This one was very difficult as the colors are so similar in so many places. I was not able to complete it, but will try again in the future.
We just finished the puzzle today. We are ready for a new challenge.
This was a high quality puzzle with a beautiful image. I only do a couple of puzzles per year, so I don't know how true puzzle aficionados would rate this puzzle as to difficulty, but I found it more challenging than I expected. The color variations in the Impressionist palate were quite subtle, and it took me longer than usual to finish it.
This one is quite difficult, partly because so much of it is in similar colors. On the the hand, we wanted a puzzle that would keep my husband busy. This one certainly does.
Due to the colors and the pointillism technique used by the artist, this puzzle is quite difficult, but we found it very rewarding and the finished product is beautiful.
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