Marco Sodano is an Italian artist, who set out to prove that any child can be an artist using their toys. Sodano recreates iconic artworks as Lego masterpieces.
The pixel art is formed from flat Lego blocks in a 15 x 27 grid and relies on a carefully selected colour palette to portray these famous paintings to great effect.
Originally, Marco Sodano recreated a series of three masterpieces as an unofficial project that wasn’t endorsed by Lego. However these images garnered so much attention that Sodano was given the opportunity to head up the LEGO Masters advertising campaign with Geometry Global and create the pixel art we see here.
So many people say they can not draw, this is learnt behaviour, I love the idea of using a toy to reframe the narrative and proving that anyone and everyone can be creative.
Lego themselves use this as a powerful business tool, They have Serious Play an innovative process designed to enhance innovation and business performance. Based on research which shows that this kind of hands-on, minds-on learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities.
If you like this you should also check out The art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya.