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The Basin at Argenteuil by Monet

The Basin at Argenteuil by Monet

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Artwork by Claude Monet

Piece Count: 264

Dimensions: 11" x 15"

MC: Moderately Challenging

Puzzle Design by Sam O. White

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About The Puzzle

The Basin At Argenteuil, 1874

The boat basin at Argenteuil, with its long promenade and terraced café, was a popular site for watching sailing regattas on the Seine. Monet set up his easel on an island across the river, distinguishing optical effects and textures with strategically varied brushmarks. Using pigments direct from tubes and mixed on his palette, he evoked the bramble of grasses in the foreground with congested jabs of color. Horizontal dashes capture the water and the reflections of broadly painted sailboats, and tiny dark and light flicks mark a procession of plane trees.

Our puzzle design populates the painting with whimseys of swimmers and divers, sailboats under way, a boy flying a kite, and swifts coursing through the air. Like in other puzzles, the design here is meant to complement the puzzle's image by filling in areas of the painting's composition with plenty of human and animal characters engaged in leisurely summer activities.

Courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

Hope Puzzles Difficulty Chart

Less Challenging (LC): Larger pieces (1.5" - 2"+), fewer pieces, suitable for all age groups

Challenging (C): Medium size pieces (1"+), often bright colors, crisp image, 100-250 pieces

Moderately Challenging (MC): Medium size pieces (3/4" - 1"), multiple piece whimseys, 250+ pieces

Very Challenging (VC): small size pieces (1/2" - 3/4"), often old images, often much of an image has a large area with same color, 400+ pieces

Extremely Challenging (EC): smaller size pieces (1/2"), 550+ pieces, repetitive pattern image or muted image colors, complex pieces

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