“Ready, Set, van Gogh” Recap [SPOILERS]

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And the correct answer to the Ready, Set, van Gogh! puzzle was…

CREATIVITY EXPLORED! This art gallery features pieces by artists with developmental disabilities–worth a visit!

In this puzzle, the given squares can be re-assembled into eighteen paintings–three by each of Salvador Dali, Gustav Klimt, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Frida Kahlo, and Edward Hopper. Each painting has a true or false statement written on it. Using logical deduction, you can determine whether each statement is true or false:

  • Crepuscular Old Man – Salvador Dali
    “The painting with the shortest title is genuine.” – TRUE
  • Tree of Life – Gustav Klimt
    “There is an even number of forgeries starting with the letter S.” – FALSE
  • Mae West Lips Sofa – Salvador Dali
    “‘Soir Bleu’ is the only forgery in Ed’s collection.” – FALSE
  • Cabaret Scene – Salvador Dali
    “There are at least four professional collectors.” – FALSE
  • Little Machine – Max Ernst
    “‘Alice In 1941’ and ‘Self Portrait Very Ugly’ are both forgeries.” – FALSE
  • Sixteenth of September – Rene Magritte
    “‘Tree of Life’ is genuine.” – FALSE
  • Love – Gustav Klimt
    “In Salvador’s collection, there is exactly one forgery starting with the letter C.” – TRUE
  • Judith – Gustav Klimt
    “The number of professional collectors is equal to the total number of forgeries in Salvador and Renee’s collections combined.” – TRUE
  • Tunas Still Life With Prickly Pear Fruit – Frida Kahlo
    “At least one of the two paintings ‘Tree of Life’ and ‘Judith’ is genuine.” – TRUE
  • Ryders House – Edward Hopper
    “Frieda and Ed are either both amateur collectors or both professional.” – TRUE
  • Self Portrait Very Ugly – Frida Kahlo
    “Gustav is an amateur collector.” – FALSE
  • Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick – Frida Kahlo
    “Among Freida, Ed, and Salvador, there is exactly one professional collector.” – FALSE
  • Pom Po Pom Po Pon – Rene Magritte
    “The number of amateur collectors is equal to the number of professional collectors.” – TRUE
  • Clear Ideas – Rene Magritte
    “At least one of Max or Gustav is a professional collector.” – TRUE
  • Soir Bleu – Edward Hopper
    “Between ‘Mae West Lips Sofa’ and ‘American Village,’ there is exactly one forgery.” – FALSE
  • American Village – Edward Hopper
    “‘Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick’ is the only genuine painting in Freida’s collection.” – FALSE
  • Alice In 1941 – Max Ernst
    “‘Clear Ideas’ is one of two genuine paintings in Renee’s collection.” – TRUE
  • Hydrometric Demonstration – Max Ernst
    “‘Cabaret Scene’ is one of two forgeries in Salvador’s collection.” – TRUE

Upon ordering these paintings in the correct sequence and taking the specified letters, we get the final answer: CREATIVITY EXPLORED.


This week’s Fastest Solver was DavidSteinAndFriends, with Never Leave the Mission 2.0 in second and Eigengrau in third! Congratulations!

And for the second week in a row, Never Leave the Mission 2.0 was the fastest team to send in a photo! Nice!

And with that….the Season One Finale puzzle has been posted! Good luck and happy solving!

We’ll be back with Season Two on Feb. 7, 2018. Mark your calendars! In the meantime, you can help us make next season better by filling out our feedback survey! It will only take five minutes and all responses are welcome, even if you haven’t solved any puzzles.

Note: Creativity Explored is not affiliated with Mission Street Puzzles in any way.

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