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Famous Paintings Recreated with Playmobil Protagonists

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By Adrien Sollier at http://www.boredpanda.com/famous-paintings-playmobil-figures-pierre-adrien-sollier/

With this series I want to pay a contemporary “homage” to the painters I admire and who gave me the passion for painting.

At the very beginning, I used the playmobil toys to create my compositions before starting drawing to get an idea in a small scale of the lights and the proportions of my characters (like the old masters used to do with small clay figurines). I found this little character with Emoji face very universal and interesting. I used their peculiar ranges of motion and stiff expressions to create the ironic and sometimes cynical tone I try to use to confront our behavior, our excesses, our habits, and our very way of life. I’m using this Mister “no body” as an avatar of the human species to tell the story of our era in an offbeat and characterized manner.

I take photos of the plastic toys in the position I want and I inlay them with Photoshop on my computer. Later, I transfer this composition on my canvas by hand drawing. Then I draw all the shadows with a blue wash paint leaving the white spaces of the canvas for the lights. Finally, there comes painting and the light work using my acrylics.

The Persistence of Memory

Mona Lisa

The Last Supper

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Liberty Leading the People

La Laitière

Las Meninas

Le Déjeuner des Canotiers

The Raft of the Medusa


Mme Rivière

The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Author: Henry Herz

Children's book author

One thought on “Famous Paintings Recreated with Playmobil Protagonists

  1. This could not be more awesome (well, okay, it’d be just as awesome if it were LEGO figures 😀 )!

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