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Savage Gerbils: Bedroom at Arles
My entry for the "Old Master" category for the 2011 MOCathalon. I chose to recreate the painting "Bedroom at Arles" by Van Gogh.
About this creation


The MOCathalon link.


And here's the original painting for comparison.


This is my entry to the "Old Master" category, I chose "Bedroom at Arles" by Van Gogh. I tried to stick as accurate as possible to the original, but Lego just doesn't have some colors, I had to opt to plain brown for the floor because it called for a strange greenish-brown color.


Instead of a mosaic or maybe bas relief, I chose to make the panting real by turning it 3d, haven't you always wished you could step into paintings?







This was unlike any other kind of build I've made because I actually had to follow a guideline, which isn't one of my specialties, I still think I did well.

As always, thanks for taking the time to check this out, much appreciated.



Comments

Alex Mac
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Andrew AKA Hump-Free
  April 12, 2011
Very Nice Recreation, Spot On With The Painting. Oh, Just Wanted To Inform You That I Updated The Urocyon, http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/262316
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  March 23, 2011
Amazing work! Identical! O.K. the chair could have been yellow but besides that - very very cool!
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  March 22, 2011
nice, amazing, have you seen Doctor Who ep: vincent and the doctor?
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  March 21, 2011
great build. Perfect! :)
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  March 8, 2011
wow, really epic dude, great work.
  March 7, 2011
Brilliant! Have to dock for getting the ren part wrong, your score = 3
 I like it 
  March 6, 2011
No need to repeat the other judges' comments. Fantastic MOC nonetheless. >> 3 points <<
  March 6, 2011
If VG would have been a Ren-painter I'D given you 5, regretable I can give you "only": Score = 3
 I like it 
  March 5, 2011
BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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  March 5, 2011
Oh no, this is a tough one. Van Gogh is a Dutch Post Impressionist painter... I have given advice on this matter to another mocer in another group. However as Chris said you have actually taken a painting and recreated it which is what the category asked for so I will not give a zero. This is really ASTOUNDING work! and be very very proud of it. I will have to dock a point and give this a 3.
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  March 5, 2011
I thought you'd lose points because of that. A shame.
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  March 5, 2011
Very nice work on this! Great details.
 I made it 
  March 5, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson Well, first the bad. VG isn't exactly a Ren painter...
I have barely any knowledge of the renaissance, and I can only spell it with the help of spell check, so I didn't know Mr. Gogh wasn't a painter of the time, but the criteria were clearly stated in the description. A score of 3 sits well in my stomach anyways. Thanks :)
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  March 5, 2011
Well, first the bad. VG isn't exactly a Ren painter... we discussed it between the judges and have given advice on this to others in the past. Gonna have to dock ya a bit on that. However, you did take a painting and made an amazing 3D moc of it so for that, (minus the docked point for being off category) you get 3 points (woulda been a 4 if it was within the category). Good luck with the other judges as they may not be as forgiving on this (or maybe they'll be more forgiving, ya never know). ~ Chris.
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  March 5, 2011
This is just brilliant! All the details are spot on. I especially like the chairs - the rubber bands were a great idea! Van Gogh's style is probably the most difficult to replicate in lego, but you pulled it off! Excellent job Alex!
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  March 5, 2011
Great job, Alex! I personally think this should get an easy 5 from the judges. Keep going, man!
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  March 5, 2011
Awesome! love all the detail!
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  March 5, 2011
Wow! I love this! This will be at least a 4 from the judges i bet, I think its worthy of a 5. I love how you took a 2d painting and made it 3d instead of a mural. Great techniques here, I love all the furniture and decor. Great job!
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  March 5, 2011
Fantabulous recreation.~H
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  March 5, 2011
Spot on, Alex! Simply amazing.
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  March 5, 2011
Well made! This should get a five no problem. :)
 
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