Lego Masters in Pixel Art

Lego’s Master series is a print advertising campaign featuring the work of five painters interpreted in blocks by Milan art director Marco Sodano. The series includes Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” (1505-1507), Vincent van Gogh’s “Self Portrait”, Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” (1930), Rene Magritte’s Johannes Le Fils de L’Homme (1964), Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring” (1665) and “Lady With an Ermine”, a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani painted by Leonardo da Vinci (1489/1490).

Lego Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa

Lego Vincent Van Gogh self portrait

Lego Grant Wood American Gothic

Lego Rene Magritte Le Fils D'Homme

Lego Da Vinci Lady with an ermine

Lego Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring


The Lego Masters campaign was developed at Geometry Global, Hong Kong, by creative director Kenny Blumenschein and art director Marco Sodano.

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  • Pete

    Very well done

  • Photoshop:
    Mozaic effect. Overlay layer on a white Lego stud background. Badabing, done. Anyone can do it, but he did it first. Cool idea though!

    • Guest

      im pretty sure others have done it too! 🙂 i use a specially designed digital program that then calculates which block colours i need. the way you are talking about, you would have to have a fairly keen eye to replace the lego colour palette with those in the original art…

    • mohamed32

      As a digital image, sure, but to make it practically, the way you are describing, it would take ages to find substitute colours through the mosiac and the right size pieces.

      I use a specialised software with a lego piece library to dictate detail. these mosaics are easy, but working on a 2.5m X2.5m mural i use the software as it tells me exactly how much of each brick i’d need 🙂 i actually make these things. 🙂