Fishing Boats at Étretat Puzzle
Fishing Boats at Étretat, 1885, Claude Monet, 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Étretat, a resort on the Normandy coast, was famous for steep cliffs and dramatic rock formations that attracted painters as well as vacationers. Like Gustave Courbet before him, Monet was drawn to the visual drama of the site and created over seventy views from near and distant vantage points. Here, the artist has chosen a view that omits any sign of people or tourist amenities and instead imparts a sense of the town’s origins as a fishing village.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a French painter, a founder of Impressionism who named the movement. He led this movement with an emphasis on working in the open air and capturing light, often painting several areas or scenes throughout the day to capture the light as it changed periodically. As a master of light and atmosphere, his worked evolved throughout his career, in later years leaning to abstraction that emphasized light, color, and the essence of the natural world.
Ages 3 and up (due to small parts)
Materials: Coated cardboard
Dimensions: 12 x 16 inches (assembled puzzle)