Small French Wooden Puzzles
Small French Wooden Puzzles
The greatest little puzzles in the world! Our small wooden art puzzles of 30 pieces are cut by hand in France. No two are alike, color on the back of the Cuzzles will vary. Strong, reusable cube container.
3.5” x 3.5” cube
Made in France
Hommage: Born in 1885, Robert Delaunay is an abstract painter who lived and worked near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This painting, Homage Blériot, shows Delauney's interest in the early days of aviation and was inspired by the propeller plane Blériot - the first to cross the English Channel in 1910.
Wave: Hokusai is a Japanese painter and printmaker that made over 30,000 drawings during his long life. The "Wave" print is one of 36 views of Mount Fuji he made in 1830, at 70 years old. He used the Prussian blue color, which was a new color in Japan in 1830. In the print, he depicts the life of the fishermen, facing a very large wave with Mount Fuji in the distance, calm and covered with snow.
Labyrinthe: A fun design meant to tease the brain. Challenging to piece together as a puzzle, but fun to work out the maze as well.
Vitruvian Man is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci from around 1490. The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise, De Architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture, and determined that the ideal body should be eight heads high. Leonardo's drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect.
Water Lilies (or Nymphéas) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840–1926). The paintings depict Monet's flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet's artistic production during the last thirty years of his life.
The Lady and the Unicorn is the modern title given to a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders of wool and silk, from designs drawn in Paris around 1500. The set, on display in the Musée National du Moyen Àge in Paris, is often considered one of the greatest works of art of the Middle Ages in Europe. Five of the tapestries are commonly interpreted as depicting the five senses - taste, hearing, sight, smell, and touch. The sixth displays the words "À mon seul désir". The tapestry's meaning is obscure, but has been interpreted as representing love or understanding. The tapestries were rediscovered in 1841 in Boussac castle where they had been suffering damage from their storage conditions. In 1844 the novelist George Sand saw them and brought public attention to the tapestries in her works at the time (most notably in her novel Jeanne), in which she correctly dated them to the end of the fifteenth century, using the ladies' costumes for reference.
Still Life with Fruit: Paul Cézanne was a part of the Impressionist movement in the 1880's. This painting exhibits the very personal style of Cezanne's composition combining structured and marked colors.