"The Woman in Gold"
If a regular visitor to my blog, you might recall that every Thanksgiving my family gathers around the table and puts together a puzzle. This year the choice of puzzles was a "revenge" puzzle. Revenge puzzle you ask? Yes, chosen for its complexity and number of pieces for the time given to complete the task. This year the subject was Klimt's "The Woman in Gold" (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I). I hear it was chosen in retribution for the "circle" puzzle. It was aptly chosen, but our family motto (spoken many times this evening) should be formally recognized as No Quitters Here. I'm sure it would sound better in Latin. Let me just say that those little swirly bits and the bottom of the cloak were merciless. I have never studied the work as diligently or as thoroughly as I had the opportunity to do last night. I feel I would admire it in person from a new perspective. I have to agree with my cousin that it is most unsatisfying to finish a puzzle with only 999 pieces. Although it is not unknown for someone (you shall remain nameless here) to "accidentally" walk off with a piece in their pocket, I remain convinced the dog should be blamed.
Upon returning home I had the opportunity to watch an art documentary "The Great Masters of the Italian Renaissance: Disc 3. I have added the review to my documentary review page. I have seen this before, but felt it warranted a new viewing. Hope you had a joyful Thanksgiving and scored a zero at Thanksgiving Bingo. Back to my brushes.
"I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution of the world." - Amos Oz
11/28/2015 09:47:41 pm
I can't find where piece 1000 is missing from....
11/28/2015 09:54:42 pm
It is hard to see. Near the bottom, right of middle which is the same value as the table.
11/29/2015 05:01:37 am
I just love this tradition! A great way to gather family together, especially those you don't see very often. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
11/29/2015 10:42:49 am
Thanks Carmella! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving too. We think this tradition is a lot of fun. We use an app on the phone to ding-ding every placed piece and it is both competitive and celebratory.
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