by Julie Smith
(Lewes, DE, USA)
Pieces Photo 1
Masterpieces, Autumn Mistress, 19.25 x 26.75 inches, 1,000 pieces, art by Karl Bang.
Puzzle #3. Quite the challenge. This took me well over 20 hours of solid puzzling to complete whereas the normal 1,000 pc will take me about 7 hours.
Karl Bang is my all time favorite artist to collect when it comes to puzzles. During Mao Tse-tung's Cultural Revolution in China, artist Karl Bang was obligated to paint only the propaganda images the government demanded him to paint. However, in 1984, he was allowed to emigrate to the United States, where Karl was free to paint his one heart's passion -- beautiful women, goddesses, and the feminine archetype -- from various races and cultures. This central theme to all of Karl Bang's work is exquisitely developed and refined in each of his images. Autumn Mistress 1000 pc Jigsaw Puzzle features a beautiful woman surrounded by a bountiful harvest of grapes, sunflowers, and more.