You’ve seen LEGO minifigurines, 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 fulfills this fantasy with his clever series People.
Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940:
“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.”
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Four Marilyns, 1964:
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman (La Belle Ferroniere), 1490:
Inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s Portrait of Dante, c. 1495:
Inspired by Piero della Francesca’s Portrait of the Duke of Urbino and Portrait of the Duchess of Urbino, c. 1465:
Inspired by Pollaiolo’s Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1470: