Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940
You’ve seen LEGO mini figurines, those yellow humans that inhabit every imaginable LEGO universe. But what would happen if they magically appeared in some of the world’s most famous paintings? Italian artist Stefano Bolcato fulfils this fantasy with his clever series People.
“LEGO were always my favorite toy as a child. The fascination is a holdover from my childhood that I brought into adulthood,” Bolcato shares. “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.”