10 Awesome Lego versions of famous paintings

Here are some of the world's most iconic works of art and Marco Pece's take on them with Lego blocks.

Great works of art often get reused and re-envisioned by contemporary artists. It is fun to compare the old artworks in light of their new adaptation, helping us appreciate the new work, while also understanding the original artwork much better. An inherent character of lego structures is that they are not too keen on details, rather they highlight only the main features making the comparison much easier. And as they say, with Legoes, Everything is Awesome!!!

1.The Monalisa - Leonardo Da Vinci

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A half-length portrait of a woman by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.
READ MORE: Why the Monalisa is so famous

2.American Gothic - Grant Wood

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Wood's inspiration came from what is now known as the American Gothic House, and his decision to paint the house along with "the kind of people I fancied should live in that house". It's now a cultural icon for the world after the Great Depression.

3.The Last Supper - Leonardo Da Vinci

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The painting represents the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, as it is told in the Gospel of John, 13:21. Leonardo has depicted the anxiety that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him. In terms of perspective, every detail in this painting has been placed to draw attention to Christ's head.

4.Nighthawks - Edward Hopper

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Edward Hopper presented an image expressing not only big-city loneliness, but of existential loneliness: the sense that we all have of being on our own. The quiet atmosphere and absence of any entrance makes the viewer another lonely Nighthawk like the characters in the painting.

5.The Girl with a Pearl Earring - Johannes Vermeer

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Johannes Vermeer, known for his brilliant use of light, painted this girl, many believe to be his servant. The story of this girl was later popularized by a book and Scarlett Johansson movie.

6.The Scream - Edvard Munch

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The Scream is an expression on personal anxiety from Edvard Munch, known to have struggled with insanity. As he himself explained :-

I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous infinite scream of nature.

7.Arnolfini - Jan Van Eyck

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The Arnolfini potrait is considered unique as it's the record of a marriage contract in the form of a painting. The reflection in the mirror reveals the witnesses. The artwork is also known for its symbolism and technical accuracy.

8.warhol's marilyns - Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol's marilyns along with his other artworks were famous for challenging the definition of art in the 1960's, exploring the relation between artistic expression and pop culture with Pop Art.

9.The Kiss - Francesco Hayez

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Widely considered an Icon for the Romantisicm art movement

On a deeper level, the painting aims to portray the spirit of the Risorgimento. The girl's pale blue dress signifies France, which in 1859 (the year of the painting's creation) made an alliance with the Kingdom of Piedmont and Sardinia, enabling the latter to unify the many states of the Italian peninsula into the new kingdom of Italy.

10.Fourth Estate - Giuseppe Volpedo

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The painting is an icon of the twentieth century, showing striking workers (all members of the fourth estate including men, women and children) moving towards the light together.


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