This 135 piece puzzle of Seurat's 1898 Eiffel Tower painting has many Paris-themed whimsy pieces, designed by Seattle artist Maria Berg. The puzzle image is an 1898 pointillist painting by Georges Seurat. Seurat was influenced by the 19th century new scientific discoveries about color vision to paint with colorful dots that average out to desired colors, a technique that came to be called pointillism, and which is also the basis for most modern color printing (where it is called halftoning). Seurat is perhaps most famous for his pointillist painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand Jatte. This painting came just a few years later, and shortly after the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the World's Fair. At the time it was built, it was the tallest tower in the world. Eiffel's plans for the tower had originally been rejected by Barcelona, and the Parisian public at first felt it was an eyesore. Now, of course, it is arguably the most famous icon of Paris. Like all our puzzles, the pieces are laser-cut from 1/4 inch thick wood. Packaged in a blue box with magnetic clasp. Made in USA.