Do you always have to paint with paint? Perhaps not. Filmmaker Jon Rolph decided to “Paint” with LEGO in this stop motion short, in which he recreates Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow by Dutch painter and De Stijl founding member Piet Mondrian. Mondrian’s grid-based abstract paintings are, perhaps, perfect for LEGO recreations. From The Art Story:
Maarten Koopman’s Famous Paintings, and from PES, The Deep, Submarine Sandwich, and Western Spaghetti.
[Mondrian] radically simplified the elements of his paintings to reflect what he saw as the spiritual order underlying the visible world, creating a clear, universal aesthetic language within his canvases. In his best known paintings from the 1920s, Mondrian reduced his shapes to lines and rectangles and his palette to fundamental basics pushing past references to the outside world toward pure abstraction. His use of asymmetrical balance and a simplified pictorial vocabulary were crucial in the development of modern art, and his iconic abstract works remain influential in design and familiar in popular culture to this day.