PAR + StumpCraft: Buzzer Beaten by Norman Rockwell
Artist: Norman Rockwell
Dimensions: 15" x 16" / 38cm x 41cm (large)
Piece Count: 550
Puzzle Designer: Justin Madden (PAR)
Many of us are drawn to the drama that inevitably unfolds before our enraptured gazes at sporting events. The best of those moments depend on an unpredictable outcome, a rollercoaster of highs and lows to get our blood pumping, as well as great plays that we are unlikely to forget. We can all think back to our high school days and reminisce about a great match we partook in, even if we lost. Those losses are how we all learn to overcome defeat. Losing a tough game every once in a while can lead you to the ultimate win.
Buzzer Beaten is another special work by Norman Rockwell. Also known as "Losing the Game" or "Cheerleaders", it is one of five illustrations Rockwell painted as covers for the Saturday Evening Post in 1952. As in all of Rockwell's work, Buzzer Beaten captures a scene that could have occurred in any town in the country with Rockwell's typical sense of humour and gentle photorealistic nostalgia.
Note: PAR Puzzles traditionally do not include a reference image in their boxes and other than a small image on the label, we have respectively followed suit. A digital reference image and whimsy list (silhouette pieces) are available here.