- Thomas Kinkade
- Cities and Regions
Paris, City of Love Jigsaw Puzzle
by Thomas Kinkade
Known for his signature glowing highlights and saturated pastel colours, Thomas Kinkade often painted idyllic scenes that often portrayed rural and idyllic settings such as gardens, streams, stone cottages, and lighthouses, many of which were inspired by his hometown, Placerville.
In a rare break from his usual subject matter, Kinkade takes us to the tree-lined avenues of romantic Paris as a beautiful dusk settles over the city. The iconic Eiffel Tower stands majestically above the Pont D’Léna, the Seine and the city’s historic townhouses, emphasising a stark contrast between the achievements of human engineering and the beauty of nature.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces of this 1,000 piece puzzle are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.
In June 1980, Kinkade spent a summer traveling across the United States with his college friend James Gurney and when the two of them finished their journey in New York they secured a contract with Guptill Publications to produce a sketching handbook. Two years later they produced The Artist's Guide to Sketching, which was one of Guptill Publications' best-sellers that year. The success of the book landed him and Gurney at Ralph Bakshi Studios creating background art for the 1983 animated feature film Fire and Ice. While working on the film, Kinkade began to explore the depiction of light and of imagined worlds and decided to earn his living as a painter.
A key feature of Thomas Kinkade's paintings are their glowing highlights and his works often portray idyllic settings such as gardens, streams and stone cottages. Sadly, Thomas Kinkade died on Good Friday in 2012, but he will always be remembered as ‘America's most-collected living artist.’
Puzzle size 48x68cm when complete
Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.
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