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May 14, 2018

Building… And Painting With LEGO!

Filed under: ART,LEGO,NEW ZEALAND,Paintings,PHOTOGRAPHY,WELLINGTON,Wellington: Te PaPa — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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Family Kiwidutch’s visit to Wellington New Zealand’s’ Te Papa continues and our investigation of the impressive LEGO exhibition advances.

LEGO has been used here not only in construction of large ad beautiful buildings, but also amazingly enough, paintings!

Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. Noted for innovative use of drawing media and devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism.

Seurat’s artistic personality was compounded of qualities usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: extreme, delicate sensibility; and passion for logical abstraction, almost mathematical precision of mind.

His large-scale work, “Dimanche d’été à la Grande Jatte” (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte) (1884–1886), altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.

The painting shows members of each of the social classes participating in various park activities.

The tiny juxtaposed dots of multi-colored paint allow the viewer’s eye to blend colors optically, rather than having the colors physically blended on the canvas.

It took Seurat two years to complete this 10-foot-wide (3.0 m) painting, much of which he spent in the park sketching in preparation for the work (there are about 60 studies). It is now in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.

Da Vinci has been called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.

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The “Mona Lisa” has been described as: “the best known, the most visited, written about, sung about, parodied work of art in the world”. Also one of the most valuable paintings in the world, it holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history, worth nearly $800 million in 2017.

The Oriental Pearl Tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m (1148 ft).A revolving restaurant is located in the 267 m (876 ft) level. There ae also: exhibition facilities, a small shopping center in the structure and a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres. The upper observation platform has an outside area with a 1.5 inch glass floor.

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Here also is this piece is called: Zeus at Olympia…

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Wikipedia / Georges Seurat / French / Post-Impressionist / Pointillism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Seurat

Wikipedia / A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (French: Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte / Pointillism / Painting
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sunday_Afternoon_on_the_Island_of_La_Grande_Jatte

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci
Wikipedia / Leonardo da Vinci /

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa
Wikipedia / Leonardo da Vinci / The Mona Lisa / Renaissance / Painting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_Pearl_Tower
Wikipedia / Oriental Pearl Tower / TV tower / Shanghai / China

2 Comments »

  1. amazing

    Comment by sethsnap — May 14, 2018 @ 3:28 am | Reply

    • Sethnap,
      I have patience to draw in detail when I can manage health-wise, and love LEGO and LEGO building. These however are waaay out of my league, and knowing how many hours goes into this sort of thing, you can really appreciate the time and effort put into these pieces.

      Comment by kiwidutch — May 23, 2018 @ 4:58 am | Reply


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