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THE ART OF THE BRICK

THE ART OF THE BRICK 

LEGO ART EXPO

by Laura Snoek from Let’s Explore

It is time to wake up your inner child to come out to play!

After having travelled to major cities across the globe, the incredible art exhibition made out of Lego bricks has finally found its way to Geneva!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A MILLION LEGO BRICKS

Artist Nathan Sawaya showcases his life as an artist with Lego ‘sculptures’ focusing on human expression, as well as famous art works by old masters, all painstakingly reproduced with Lego bricks. The result is amazing! In total, over a million Lego bricks are used in this exhibition in Palexpo! In the Human Body section of the exhibition, the artist, once a lawyer in New York, uses his sculptures to show how he broke free from the chains of his corporate life and followed his passion and dreams to become a full-time artist. Truly inspiring!

‘Dreams are built… one brick at a time!’

 

 

SWISS WATCH 

Art of the brick GenevaA unique piece in The Art of the Brick in Geneva is a Swiss Watch that Sawaya created especially for this exhibition. The watch works and indicates the real time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLD MASTERS 

Art of the brick GenevaI was amazed by the Old Masters part of the exhibition, depicting famous paintings and statues such as paintings by Rembrandt and Paul Klee and statues including Michelangelo’s David. Sawaya said he liked the fact that when you look closely you can see all the corners and angles of the Lego bricks in the works, but when you watch the artwork from further away, it appears curvier.

 

 

 

 

MY FAVOURITE

Art of the brick GenevaIt is difficult to say which piece was my favorite, but I loved the representation of the painting ‘The Scream’’ by Edvard Munch, because it is impressive how the artist has been able to recreate the facial expression by using Lego bricks. To give you an idea, for The Scream, Sawaya used 3 991 Lego bricks.

MUST SEE!

Art of the Brick is a must-see art exhibition in Geneva, for both adults and children!

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN

The exhibition is open from Thursday, October 4th and continues until January 6th 2019.

A visit to the expo takes about 1h30, depending on how inspired you feel to play with the Lego bricks in the Playzone at the end of the exhibition.

WHERE

Palexpo, Halle 7

 

MORE INFO

To order your tickets, go to the Ticketcorner website

For more information visit the The Art of the Brick website.

 

 

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