Emilien Rotival
500 pièces
34 cm x 48 cm


The Jigsaw

Time is a journey we experience through the pieces of this jigsaw puzzle… What has become of this place several centuries later? By completing this puzzle, discover this mysterious structure. It’s up to you to imagine the events that left their mark through history. Emilien Rotival revisits the universe of Ancient Knowledge, a game by Rémi Mathieu. 

The Illustration

The original illustration shows the construction of a tomb in which many treasures are said to be housed. This version shows the tomb being rediscovered after centuries; dust, seeping water and deposits have transformed the place, which an intrepid archaeologist is exploring. However, its occupant might have preferred to be left to sleep forever… A lot of the inspiration for this image came from ancient Egyptian tombs, except of course for the artefacts shown. They come from all human cultures, but it was important to give the illusion of a coherent whole drawn from some pharaoh’s treasure.

Emilien Rotival

Drawing has been a hobby of his since he was a child, and he has always been fascinated by comics and games boxes. Trained as an engineer, Emilien Rotival decided, after a 7-year career, to return to his first love: drawing. He has been an illustrator for 10 years, and board games have gradually become his main activity, much to his delight.

His illustrations are particularly colourful and bright, and he has a real talent for managing light in sunny scenes. He prefers to illustrate fantasy worlds.