Joseph Stella emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1896 and established himself as one of the country’s earliest abstract artists. A leader in the American futurist movement, he exhibited cubist-inspired work in the famous Armory Show of 1913, which introduced Americans to European modernism. He became known for his imposing images of urban New York City that expressed excitement and imprisonment, but on his travels—to Italy, France, the Caribbean, and elsewhere—he fully explored his love of nature. The large, impressive Flowers, Italy expresses that love in quasi-religious terms. Recalling the brilliant colors of stained-glass windows, the flowers and stems create a cathedral of flora. Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, our puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations.
Puzzle : 25 x 25 in.
Box: 10 x 13 x 1⅞ in.
Caution: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.