1000-piece Gustav Klimt Posthumous Portrait of Ria Munk III Jigsaw Puzzle

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Life, death, unrequited love, and art intertwine in the captivating story behind our newest puzzle drop. 🎨

This elegant, timeless addition to your puzzle collection invites you on a unique journey through the history of early 20th century Vienna and the life of the young woman at the heart of this haunting tale.

The story begins with Maria, affectionately known as "Ria" Munk, a woman whose life was tragically cut short by suicide on December 28, 1911, after her engagement to writer Hanns Heinz Ewers was called off. It's a story steeped in heartbreak and unfulfilled promises, the beginnings of which are reflected in the enigmatic gaze of Ria as imagined by the revered Gustav Klimt.

Box cover of Rest In Pieces 1000-piece Gustav Klimt Posthumous Portrait of Ria Munk III Jigsaw Puzzle, featuring Klimt's unfinished artwork.
  • Finished puzzle size: 69 x 40 cm
  • Box size: 24 x 24 x 5 cm
  • Officially licensed premium reproduction of Gustav Klimt's Posthumous Portrait of Ria Munk III, 1917-18
  • Strong high-quality puzzle pieces
  • Made from recycled board and printed with vegetable based ink

Klimt, renowned as Vienna's most sought-after portraitist of the time, was entrusted with the task of creating Ria's posthumous portrait. He wrestled with the commission, with the first two attempts falling short of the family's expectations. Tragically, while still immersed in the process of capturing Ria's essence for the third time, Klimt too met his end, leaving the portrait in its mesmerisingly unfinished state.

The result is a masterpiece that straddles life and death, the complete and the incomplete. Klimt's innovative techniques are showcased brilliantly in the piece; the delicate placement of painted colour patches intertwined with the rapid, sketched charcoal lines, the meticulously outlined ornaments waiting for colour, and the vibrant, fully developed floral pattern that swathes the upper part of Ria's figure, are testament to his unique artistic process.

The 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle transforms this deeply poignant and fascinating work of art into an immersive, hands-on experience. As you piece together the intricate elements of Klimt's process and the exquisite details of his vision for Ria, you become part of the narrative, infusing life into a story marked by untimely death.

Rest In Pieces invites you to connect with history, art, and the captivating story of Ria Munk in a novel way. This isn't just a puzzle – it's a journey into the heart of Vienna's artistic scene in the early 20th century, a glimpse into Klimt's artistic genius and an intimate exploration of the tragedies and triumphs that shape our human experience. Dive into this intriguing narrative with each puzzle piece you connect and uncover the beautiful enigma that is Ria Munk.