The Starry Night is a painting created by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh back in 1889. It is considered to be one of the most widely recognized pieces of Western art, and has inspired many artists throughout history – and I don’t just mean painters.
Just a little while ago, Truman Cheng, aka
LEGO fan Truman Cheng recreated Van Gogh’s The Starry Night using LEGO bricks
Here’s how the original 1889 painting looks like
“The set re-imagines the original painting in a 3D scene, with strong emphasis on the artist’s iconic brush strokes and color choice,”
Truman’s set comes with a brush, easel, painting palette, and a miniature printed version of The Starry Night.
The set even comes with a miniature version of Van Gogh himself
In an earlier
The set consists of 1552 parts
When asked why he chose to recreate The Starry Night, Truman said that the artist’s work has always fascinated him. “The unique colours and brushwork just capture one’s imagination,” says the man. “His life story and complete dedication to his art are inspiring to many young artists.”
One day Truman was playing with LEGO parts and realized that stacking bricks in random intervals kind of looks like Van Gogh’s iconic brush strokes. “I couldn’t help but wonder what the full painting would look like with this build style,” explained the man. “I keep building and modifying, and eventually created the model you see in the project.”
You can check out more of Truman’s works on his