The Art Of The Brick

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..

Nathan Sawaya Edvard Munch
Nathan Sawaya Rembrandt

Edvard Munch’s The Scream / Rembrandt’s Self-portrait

Nathan Sawaya Grant Wood

Grand Wood’s American Gothic

Nathan Sawaya Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Nathan Sawaya Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk

Nathan Sawaya Stained Glass
Nathan Sawaya Stained Glass

Nathan Sawaya’s Stained Glass

Nathan Sawaya Hellenistic Sculpture

Hellenistic sculpture ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’.

Nathan Sawaya Modigliani
Nathan Sawaya Auguste Rodin

Modigliani / Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker

Nathan Sawaya Michelangelo
Nathan Sawaya Hellenistic Sculpture

Michelangelo’s David / Hellenistic sculpture The Discobolus of Myron.

Nathan Sawaya Hellenistic sculpture
Nathan Saway Hellenistic sculpture

Hellenistic sculpture Venus de Milo / Emperor Caligula.

Nathan Sawaya Self Portrait

Nathan Sawaya’s self-portrait

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Nathan Sawaya’s Gaga (for Lady Gaga)

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Buddhist sculpture

Nathan Sawaya Bob Dylan
Nathan Sawaya Janis Joplin

Bob Dylan / Janis Joplin

Nathan Sawaya Jimi Hendrix
Nathan Sawaya Andy Warhol

Jimi Hendrix / Andy Warhol

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Peace sign

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Dinosaur

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!

  • Sandy Chau

    omg! I LOVE LEGO! brings me back to childhood 🙂

    mizzsandychau.blogspot.com

    • I know right! At the end of the exhibition there was a play room for kids to build stuff with LEGO bricks. I was so close to joining them..!