Art History, The Lego Way

At three and a half, Quincy is really getting into Legos. They were never an integral part of my childhood, so this is all new territory as I’m navigating my way through the vast world of building bricks and minifigures. Abe, on the other hand, is reliving his childhood and basking in his son’s newfound hobby. Legos were his life! So when I stumbled across Stefano Bolcato‘s Lego People, the art history nerd in me was delighted. The Italian artist has reimagined classic works of art as Lego minifigures. The subjects, in portraits by Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol and Sandro Botticelli, are replaced by yellow heads and block bodies. The series is so quirky and clever, I just dying to see more!

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(via My Modern Met)

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  1. Michelle wrote:

    This is so cool and hilarious, awesome!
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  2. Chloe wrote:

    Just fabulous.

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  3. Umroh wrote:

    Sangat bagus sekali karya seninya sangat unik dan terlihat nyata namun terlihat juga goresan bahwa itu lukisan

    http://www.travel-umroh-haji.com/2016/10/paket-umroh-februari-2017.html

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  4. Umroh wrote:

    Very nice art was unique and looks real but is also seen that the painting scratches
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  5. Lego work wrote:

    I never seen lego pieces like this!

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  6. Mun wrote:

    This is so fun!

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  7. biggiberta wrote:

    Wonderful art!!! Really amazing!!
    Yours,
    Birgit
    http://www.machnenphoto.com

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  8. Only one word… AWESOME! 🙂

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  9. These are so quirky and just plain awesome! Leave it to Legos to come up with this stuff! 🙂

    Kayla Peart
    Kaev Designs | Handmade Natural Gemstone Jewelry

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  10. Pati wrote:

    It is very unique art and really amazing. I’ve never seen Lego like this…

    1.20.17
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  11. christina wrote:

    love the lego painting. So much fun. made me smile. thank you.

    1.31.17
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