A Carpet Seller, Cairo - 575 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

A Carpet Seller, Cairo - 575 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$159.95
In 1798, a French army led by General Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt and occupied the country until 1801. This created...
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  • Type: 500+ Piece Puzzle
In 1798, a French army led by General Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt and occupied the country until 1801. This created a European presence in Egypt and attracted Western travelers, fascinated with the Orient, including present-day Turkey, Greece, the Middle East, and North Africa. Many of them captured their impressions in paint or print. 

Travel was made more accessible by steamships and trains, so paintings focused on cities such as Constantinople, Cairo, and Marrakesh. These were the most popular arrival points for artists and their potential customers, and many were commissioned by travel companies.

Collectively known as "Orientalists," some visiting artists focused only on battle scenes. Others were mainly fascinated by the concept of Harems. However, most of those paintings exist as imagination works as, of course, the male artists never got to see inside. 

Many of the most realistic and interesting paintings were simple vignettes of daily life. Some images focused on a single individual, while others depicted a crowd going about their business. They ranged from quiet and contemplative pictures to wildly colorful dramatic scenes. The most detailed betrayed the influence of photography – a newly emerging discipline - and its ability to capture a city or bazaar scene. 

The taste for Orientalism further manifested itself in Eastern architectural motifs, furniture, decorative arts, carpets, and textiles, which were increasingly sought after by the European elite.

This fascination remained popular throughout most pf the 19th century with the theme picked up later by many of the impressionists, and post-impressionists.
 
The perfect gift of a wooden jigsaw puzzle for fine art fans, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many shaped whimsy pieces that match the theme of the artwork, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
 
  • Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
  • Number of Puzzle Pieces: 575
  • Completed Puzzle Size: 23” X 13"
  • Artist: Charles Robertson
  • Serial #: NP22-575-494
  • Wood Thickness: 4mm
  • Cut Style: Modern
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA
  • Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle