Classic Masterpieces Pixelated with LEGO

For a recent project, Italian artist, Marco Sodano created pixelated versions of classic paintings with LEGO. Using Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Lady with an Ermine along with Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, the concept was to illustrate that with LEGO every child is an authentic artist.

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pic and info: Marco Sodano

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  • Sabrtooth

    Interesting, but I call bullsh*t. I find it really hard to believe that Lego makes all those very subtle different shades of those colors for their bricks. The point of doing that kind of thing with real Lego bricks is to use REAL Lego bricks.

    Plus, I would be more impressed if the artist had done it in a higher resolution with more artistic decisions to make per pixel.

    And that said, what kept him from just running a photo of these through a computer into a low resolution, printing it out, and using it a a template to build directly on top of? A 5-year-old can do that.

    All and all: FAIL.

  • Oscar

    I totally agry with Sabrtooth. It took me less than 1 minute to do it in photoshop, and I got exactly the same shade, in the same place.