Artist’s Studio / Das Künstleratelier SPOILERS

This is a spoiler page for the puzzle Artist’s Studio in the Ravensburger Exit / Escape-series.

Here is a link to a high-resolution image of the finished puzzle.

Hints for the puzzles provided by Ravensburger (in English). If you want another language version, go to the help front page and click on the appropriate flag.

There are 6 puzzles in the image, but before we get to those, we have to work out the colour codes. Also, I won’t be able to help with many of the puzzles.

The Colour Codes

The formula for each colour allows us to calculate a number that corresponds to that colour. In order to solve the formulas, we have to look for what numbers the various “ingredients” represent.

cryatals = 1, leaves =2, shell = 3, roots = 4, earth(?) = 5, oil = 6.

The calculation for red is 1/2*1 + 1/6*6 + 1/8 * 4 = 0,5 + 1 + 0,5 = 2

Blue: 1/2*5 + 1/4*2 + 1/2*4 = 2,5 + 0,5 + 2 = 5

White: 1*1 + 1/2*2 + 1/3*3 = 1 + 1 + 1 = 3

Yellow: 1/3*6 + 1/2*1 + 1/2*3 = 2 + 0,5 + 1,5 = 4

From these colours you can calculate the numbers for colours obtained by mixing:

purple = red + blue = 2 + 5 = 7
pink = red + white = 2 + 3 = 5
green = blue + yellow = 5 + 4 = 9
orange = red + yellow = 2 + 4 = 6

Puzzle 1: Anatomical Drawings

There is an animal scull (1), the wing of a bird (2) and a human foot (3). These reference three things in the image: a dog, a parrot and slippers:

The dog is playing with a purple ball (7), the parrot is green (9) and the straps of the slippers are red (2). Answer 792.

Puzzle 2: Three Paintings

In the orange (6) painting the column stands for one, in the pink (5) two columns for two and in the green (9) three colums for three. This shows the order of the numbers we get from the colours. Answer 659.

Puzzle 3: Sheet Music

Please refer to the Ravensburger explanation. I was left with the impression that you need some understanding of sheet music to understand how to get the result. Anyway, the answer is 586.

Please see Blackkitty‘s comment on this post.

Puzzle 4: Mechanical drawing

The cog on the left has a white arrow and the cog on the right has a black arrow. The object is to find out where the black arrow points when you move the white arrow to the positions A, B and C respectively. The wheel on the left can only turn right, as you can see from the “stopper” between A and C. I am too lazy to properly work out how all of these cogs would move – I would need to draw every move on paper. Anyway, the answer is 248 (2 for A, 4 for B and 8 for C)

Please also see Blackkitty‘s comment on this post.

Puzzle 5: Symbols on the glass plane

We need to work out which symbols were on the broken glass panes. The same symbol can only appear once on one row or in one column.

All of the possible symbols can be found under the window:

Based on this, we can rule out all except the circle in a square for the top row (any other choice would mean two of the same symbol in either column or row). By the same process, we know that the symbol in the second to last row is a square, and that the one in the bottom row is a circle.

Now we need to convert our sequence of circle in a square, square, circle to a number.

The square stands for 2, and as far as I can make out, you just count upwards from there on the previous photo with all the symbols: circle = 3, plus = 4, circle in square = 5. From this we get the answer 523.

Puzzle 6: Books

We have four shelves with six books each, except the bottom row with only three. To solve the puzzle, we need the broken window, and we need to flip it like this:
Each pane corresponds to one book on the bookshelf (notice the three missing books where the panes are missing). Now, if we follow the scratch on the left from right to left, we start with the fourth book in the top row (T), move on to the third in the top row (E), then down to the second book in the second row (R) and the second book in the third row (R) and the first book in the fourth row (A), and finally to the orange book in the second row. We get the word terra and the colour orange. For the second scratch we get aqua and purple and for the last scratch we get aer and yellow.

Terra, aqua and aer are the Latin words for earth, water and air. From the ceiling there hangs three tecnical devices, from left to right:

This gives us the correct sequence: an insect for aer, a tank for terra and a fish for aqua.

Aer = yellow = 4, terra = orange = 6, aqua = purple = 7. The answer is 467.

The Solution

The solution pieces reveal a surprisingly modern painting:

Looks like a Picasso 🙂

11 thoughts on “Artist’s Studio / Das Künstleratelier SPOILERS

  1. Thank you so much for these extra explanations. I agree this one was about as difficult as the Vampire’s Castle, and also had one puzzle that didn’t make much sense (the gear/ratchet in this one). But I absolutely love Ravensburger using the Latin root words for aer, terra, and aqua (we are all from different languages after all) and the before-its-time Picasso solution. I admit this puzzle sat completed but unsolved for a couple months! Thanks again for this website!

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    • Thank you for your kind words, I’m glad my spoilers have been useful! As a Latin major, I’m always happy to see Latin, and I think the Picasso solution may be my favourite in the series.


      • By the way, have you seen that Ravensburger has published an Escape Advent Calendar? Only in Deutsch. (And not a puzzle so may not be of interest!)

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  2. Can you provide instructions manual, as it was not in the box and can’t find the pdfs on Ravenburger’s website (nor anywhere else online)? It’s my first escape room puzzle and I have no clue as to what to do exactly (I did escape room game prior to this puzzle and there is always some sort if explanation). Little stucked here with puzzle completed…


    • I sent you an email. You can have a look at my spoiler pages, both this and the general spoiler page for the series, if you don’t know what to do next – this is probably the most difficult puzzle in the series, but they all have the same basic structure. The booklet really only gives you a backstory.


  3. Hi, Great Page, but I still don’t get the complete idea for the color mixing riddle. How do you come to the final number? And why do I not mix e.g. white + blue but just exactly the given combinations? Thanks for help!


    • Thank you! The colours are used in several riddles, so I’m not sure which one you are talking about. Or do you mean the colour codes themselves? To get the mixed colours, you just need to know what two existing colours to use, for example, purple can be obtained my mixing red and blue, not, for example, white and blue. I remember the combinations from working with water colours in school.


  4. I bought it used, and both the multilanguage presentation of the adventure and sleeve+solutionsheet were missing -.-”
    I cannot find them online as PDF files, so I would be really glad if someone could send me a scan…
    Otherwise I will try to contact the publisher!


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