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Stefano Bolcato Turns World’s Famous Paintings to LEGO Inspired Art —  Passionate about Lego figures, Bolcato’s been painting them for years already. For this series, the artist has decided to reimagine iconic painting by replacing with Lego figurines.

Living in Rome, Italy, Stefano Bolcato has specialized his works with LEGO figures. The artist has started as a self-taught in the 80s, later he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with Alfonso Avanessian and Giovanni Arcangeli at the Ornamental Arts School in Rome. Passionate about Lego figures, Bolcato’s been painting them for years already.

For this series, the contemporary artist has decided to push the envelop and chose to reimagine iconic paintings by replacing with Lego figurines. From the famous Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait to the Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman (La Belle Ferroniere), Bolcato’s mastered his oil painting techniques arriving as close as the original, but with his particular style signature. And Daily Design News‘ editors have chosen their favorite ones. Take a look!


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“LEGO was always my favorite toy as a child. The fascination is a holdover from my childhood that I brought into adulthood. One day I thought about how the figures could become characters, and that they would have the ideal features to take on a story and tell it effectively.” — Stefano Bolcato

Themes and subjects vary in the artistic proposal of Stefano Bolcato, the main part of his production is figurative painting. A research that moves between metaphysical atmospheres, social themes and particular attention to the value of the artistic and cultural heritage.


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