Olga Suvorova (Russian, b. 1966)
Melody, Variation 2, 2018
The music is playing, and the dance is about to begin. Russian artist Olga Suvorova takes us to a 16th-century Italian theatrical comedy in her lavish oil painting. The costumes of silk, velvet, jewels, and embroideries are the stars, rounded out with musical instruments, flowers, and birds. This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle reproduces her ornate artwork, delicate in feeling but full of undeniably boisterous color.