by Flame Tree Studio - £12.99 Flame Tree Publishing (2017)
other format ISBN 13: 9781786644909 | ISBN 10: 1786644908
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with a masterpiece of inspirational poster art, Rosie the Riveter.
This 1000 piece jigsaw is intended for adults and children over 13 years. Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts.
Finished Jigsaw size 735 x 510mm/29 x 20 ins.
This popular image of empowerment has become a symbol of modern female confidence. Originally created for the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company, it was part of a sequence of posters commissioned by the company and appeared only briefly during the war. Many have assumed a connection with the American war effort, and the US Government exhortation to women to join in the munitions and aerospace industry. Such campaigns created thousands of jobs for women, and subsequent generations have positioned Rosie as a symbol of late 20th Century empowerment.
In fact, this particular image was not used officially, and is sometimes confused with the similar poster by Norman Rockwell, which features a strident young woman standing before the American flag. Miller's poster, though, captures the steely strength of womanhood, with a direct challenge to the viewer through the carefully made-up eyes, and clarion-calling slogan.
(Price & availability last checked: March 2021)