Finished my second jigsaw this afternoon. It is missing three pieces. It's a shame that I lost them - it was a vintage Sprinkbok, and it was complete when I first got it. I was not a good custodian. Ah, well, the pieces will move on to their next iteration as art (and I kept the kitty painting part, since it was complete!). The pieces are *very* colorful - ideal for craftiness!
I am fond of this puzzle. The first time I assembled it, I did not figure out what the subject of the picture was until I was half through putting it together. I experienced a lovely moment of convergence, and I love the painting itself. A man, in his living room, surrounded by a heap of books - and the title is "Exuberance". I *grok* this painting!!
I wish I could find a print of this painting. Though I've only just started looking, Hans Hof(f?)mann is apparently not famous enough for prints of his works to be too readily available. I only know of him *because* of the jigsaw (but then I have a limited education w/r/t the visual arts)! I suppose I could try to make one myself, but I doubt I could do it well enough to make it worth the effort (not with the supplies and experience I have at hand!). The permissions from the gallery seem to be for commercial uses only, and does not have this image in its list of available prints. . .