Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Woman with a Parasol

Monet painted his wife Camille and their son Jean out for a stroll in 1875. The original is found in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. This LEGO version by Katie Prill was on display at Bricks Cascade earlier this year.



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Venus de Milo

The Venus de Milo is a Greek sculpture, presumably of Aphrodite, dating to between 100 and 130 BC. It was discovered on the island of Milos and now resides in the Louvre. As a very famous piece, she's been depicted in LEGO form many times, including these:

Dirk VH


Brian Kescenovitz


Constant Concepts


Nathan Sawaya




Sunday, December 13, 2015

Louvre

21024 - The Louvre is an official set released in the Architecture line of microscale landmarks. The Louvre, of course, is one of the most famous art museums in the world. It was originally a palace of the royal family of France, but now houses such famous artworks as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Yoko Ono

Most of us think of Yoko Ono in terms of her connection to John Lennon, but he is an artist in her own right (I believe they met at one of her exhibitions, but I'm basing that on a TV biopic of their life so might be wrong). She had a show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this summer, and was celebrated in LEGO form by Veronica Watson (previously blogged here) along with her piece Apple, a real apple which ripens and then decays over the course of the exhibit.