This evening, on a whim, we decided to visit the ‘Art of the Brick’ exhibition by Nathan Sawaya at the Amsterdam Expo. Lucky for us, no one knew the expo was open until 21h00. For two days, we’ve been seeing people queuing up in front of the expo and yet tonight, it was blissfully quiet. Of course it could also have to do with the fact that some people actually have a life on a Friday night. We don’t. Which is actually kind of sad. Unless by ‘life’ you also mean doing really really cool stuff like, watch eighties movie classics with barbecued spareribs on the couch. No? Damnit.
It’s ten minutes to midnight now and I don’t think I’ll be able to finish the whole post this evening. So this ‘Art of the Brick’ post will be a two-pager. This part will feature works in the first section of the exhibition; the second part will feature works in the second section of the exhibition (naturally). I do have to say that, while I did take many, many pictures, I do urge you to go to the exhibition yourself. It was such an inspiring night for me and I daresay it will be for you too. But I’ll get into that tomorrow. Anyway, without further ado..
Edvard Munch’s The Scream / Rembrandt’s Self-portrait
Grand Wood’s American Gothic
Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Claude Monet’s San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk
Nathan Sawaya’s Stained Glass
Hellenistic sculpture ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’.
Modigliani / Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker
Michelangelo’s David / Hellenistic sculpture The Discobolus of Myron.
Hellenistic sculpture Venus de Milo / Emperor Caligula.
Nathan Sawaya’s self-portrait
Nathan Sawaya’s Gaga (for Lady Gaga)
Bob Dylan / Janis Joplin
Jimi Hendrix / Andy Warhol
Don’t forget to check out tomorrow’s post! It will feature some of his (in my opinion) best works. Stay tuned and thank you for reading!