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Artifact Puzzles - Sophie Taeuber-Arp Composition Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Artifact Puzzles - Sophie Taeuber-Arp Composition Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 80.00

This is a 302 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle featuring Sophie Taeuber-Arp's geometric abstraction "1926 Composition". Designed by David Figueiras with non-unique pieces and no whimsy pieces, this puzzle is rather challenging. (Its difficulty rating is "kind of hard.") Test your eye for color with this abstract piece by this talented and versatile female artist.

Like all our puzzles, laser-cut from 1/4" thick wood. Packaged in our standard unfinished pine wood box. Made in USA (specifically, in Fremont, California). 

11" by 15.25"

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Name: Isabelle
Review: Susan Kaput (see her review below), I follow your advice and started with the little green circle. Since it's the only thing with this exact color, that was an easy one. Okay, but then what?! Oh, there is also a little ochre circle, how satisfying! The rest takes a lot of time and patience, so you get more bang for your buck. I tend to rely heavily on the original image to do a puzzle, and here it is not really possible: it's difficult to orient yourself in the painting. It's a beautiful patchwork of gorgeous colors, and due to its abstract nature you have to enter into the painting and anticipate the direction of the lines (curved vs straight, what kind of angles, etc.) and take note of the territories of colors: black at the bottom (which beautifully gives a sense of gravity to the composition), red is a stripe in the middle, etc. Bicolored, (or even better: tricolored!) pieces are the ones around which you can build up, because they are at the junction of color territories. Yes, some pieces act like universal donors and fit everywhere, and there is some back and forth, and you sigh, and you are back on track, and it feels immensely good. Frustration will be overcome. Wendy (see review below) is right: the border has some pieces that "sit next to each other", and then the inside pieces will attach them together. I see it as an image of how people interact at parties: the ones sitting in the corner, shy and uncomfortable, need the social glue to be part of the whole. The shape of the pieces is very interesting to work with. First, it's "What the heck?!", and soon enough I started to anthropomorphize them, and saw heads, arms and legs. Like a Rorschach test, you probably could see anything in these Escher-ian pieces and that's a good stimuli to the imagination.
Name: Rachel and Aaron Cato
Review: How do you work this puzzle? Ask 'Does this piece go here' at least 302 times! Aaron LOVED this puzzle, I finally just let him do it all himself after getting frustrated with pieces I thought I had correct. Pieces are all the same shape so if you're looking for a challenge, look no further!
Name: Wendy
Review: Took about 3.5 hours when you focus on a section at a time. I focused on the colors that there were less of, like the pink. I'm rating it a 4 instead of a 5 because I prefer pieces that attach to one another and the border has a lot of pieces that just sit next to one another but beautiful when completed.
Name: Michele
Review: I didn't think this puzzle would be hard at all because the color blocks would be easy to distinguish, but it was harder than I thought. It's the piece shape that makes it hard and the pieces mixed in the color blocks didn't help that much. And, I am glad it was hard as i had quite a few enjoyable hours putting it together..I liked this puzzle so much more than I thought I would because the shape of the puzzle pieces used with this painting made it so different. This is a great puzzle! More puzzles with this piece shape please!
Name: Lynn S.
Review: I am drawn to abstract expressionist and color field painting so this did not disappoint. I love that it’s one of the few artifact puzzles where all the pieces are cut identically and so you must rely on the color and pattern to piece it together.

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