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.
I loved it! Best puzzle so far.
This puzzle was exceptional! I was lucky to grow up doing Par puzzles that belonged to grandparents from the 1940s, so we were over the moon to actually have an opportunity to buy one (as the hand cut are so expensive) The cut, design, "special pieces" on this one were a treat-a piece of art. Hoping you all pair up with Par again, as this was fabulous. Loved all three of them with PAR.
Loved the painting..found there were too many large parts of the puzzle that were not attached to another piece...they simply rested against a piece so these pieces were very easily bumped out of place as you worked on the puzzle. Most annoying so not the usual outstanding experience.
Fast and reliable, as always.
fast and reliable, as always. Gladly we buy soon again a puzzle from stumpCraft.