Carnival Parade is a 500-piece, Velvet-Touch puzzle, featuring the artwork of Carl Strathmann (1866 - 1939). Strathmann was an Art Nouveau painter from Munich, Germany. His work is reliant on an ornate style and meticulous attention to detail that is applied to fairy-tale caricature figures, creating beautifully intricate designs bordering on the fantastical. Strathmann's oeuvre overflows with creativity and imagination. Each of his paintings are a lovingly crafted world and range from floral still lifes to fairy-tale scenes. Carnival Parade is full of the artist's bizarre imagery, unique personality, and historic symbolism, which had earned the German painter great admirers of his art from around the world. The Art & Fable printing process produces richly colored puzzle pieces with a soft, velvety feel, and absolutely no distracting puzzle glare. Looking beyond the beautifully designed and reasonably sized box, each puzzle contains 3 bonus features. First, is a sturdy, Velvet-Touch print, suitable for framing. The print provides maximum enjoyment of the artwork during puzzling, and long after. Second, we provide a very handy box-top stand. And third, we include a re-closeable bag to prevent lost pieces. Art & Fable Puzzle Company gives back with every puzzle sold. Donations from the sale of this puzzle will go to The Mockingbird Society (mockingbirdsociety.org), who through advocacy and innovation work to transform foster care and end youth homelessness.