“Fruit Still Life in a Landscape” by Severin Roesen painted in circa 1862-1872 is our inspiration for our Summer Fruit Platter wooden puzzle.
The landscape in the painting is an unusual feature that adds a dramatic note. Roesen’s adoption of landscape backgrounds is thought to reflect the taste, inspired by the English Pre-Raphaelites, for still-life compositions in a natural setting.
Roesen’s response is a somewhat artificial compromise, in which he set his conventional tabletop still life in front of a landscape, with little connection between the two.
Roesen uses the trompe l’oeil device of having fruits and leaves overhang the edges of the table, but this confuses the sense of space within the painting; the predominant appearance is that of a single wall of fruit, which enhances the painting’s decorative character.
The painting has been brought to life by the puzzly with the inclusion of character pieces including fruit, flowers and objects of entertainment. A great fine art wooden puzzle for the puzzler who likes details.
- Size: 500 pieces
- Dimensions: 520mm x 360mm