For many of us Lego was the legend of all toys in our childhood. There was just so much one could do with the colorful interlocking bricks as against singular molds of toys. While we may think that the stylized plastic toy line challenged our mental faculties only back then, we may just be wrong! There are quite a few who still stand just as intrigued with the vivid toy blocks as we did back in the good old days. One such amongst the many inspired is Italian artist Stefano Bolcato. Using the toy game as his muse, the quirky artist presents us with a unique painting range that is holly inspired by the Lego Lineage
In his recent creations, Bolcato has worked around the iconic Lego figurines by replacing their heads with those of famous personalities. From the famous Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird to Andy Warhol’s Marilyn and Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman (La Belle Ferroniere), his paintings depict extremely clever reproductions of the legendary game. The subjects, (namely – Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol) are each presented in block bodies with their heads been painted in a quintessential yellow.
Stefano Bolcoto is known to create art pieces that are dynamic and dramatic while also bearing a strong references of the infinite world of children-hood. And his recent Lego- inspired collection offers us just that. While the prices of these quirk -filled paintings are not yet known, they are worth a buy for all those who love Lego eternally!