art brix: a new series on youtube
In between my LEGO MOCs of battleships, submarines, cities and whatever I could think of, I’ve recently started a new project in LEGO designing. Art is something I’ve been interested in for a very long time, from the mosaic’s of the Romans and the Greeks, to the paintings with the most intricate details of the Renaissance era and the Impressionist waves of creativity. With my interest to art, I’ve launched myself in a project dubbed “Art Brix” on YouTube where I will try to recreate paintings from various eras and art movements.
Before going on about the painting, I invite you to watch the first video of the Art Brix project which is available on my YouTube Channel:
Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow
Piet Mondrian’s “Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow,” created in 1930, is a striking example of his ‘Neoplasticism‘ style. Dominated by a large red rectangle, the composition is defined by two wide, subdivided strips at the edges. Criss-crossing black bars, displaced from the center, converge in the bottom left corner. Deep blue and lemon yellow, separated by whitish-grey surfaces, provide a vibrant counterpoint to the red. Mondrian’s unique approach to abstraction, rooted in his work on landscapes, resulted in a harmony of balanced contrasts through the use of primary colors and precise vertical and horizontal lines.
My LEGO adaptation captures the essence of this painting at a scale of 1:4.6875. What sets it apart is the custom square frame that both surrounds and cradles the LEGO painting without direct contact on the edges, with the painting held by hidden connectors behind it. This design allows for easy detachment and reattachment, offering versatility to the LEGO MOC.
While the frame is custom made, the colors and proportions of the paintings are respected at the fullest, except for the width of the black strips which is due to the width the LEGO bricks not being any thinner. You can look at the comparison between the original and the LEGO adaptation of it below:
If you want to learn more about this painting, you can find information on the Google Art & Culture portal: https://g.co/arts/Pko9KLRDSzZfnA2f9
If you want to see this painting in person or learn more about where it is located, you can find it all on the Kunsthaus Zurich website: https://www.kunsthaus.ch/
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