Lego Version of Iconic Painting 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' Is Epic | 22 Words

A professional Lego builder has just recreated the iconic Japanese painting, "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa," and it's definitely the most remarkable thing you'll see today. Read on to check it out...

Now, there's just something that's super therapeutic about playing around with jigsaw puzzles and lego blocks...

And it's true when they say that adults can still have their playtime too!

There are some truly incredible jigsaw and lego masterpieces out there...

And the remarkable work of Jumpei Mitsui has caught the attention of the world.

Mitsui is a certified professional Lego builder...

And some of his creations are truly breathtaking.

He recently decided to recreate Hokusai’s "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," one of Japan’s most iconic images...

And believe us when we say this, his recreation didn't fail to impress.

Truly amazing!

It reportedly took Mitsui four-hundred hours to build this masterpiece, along with a staggering fifty-thousand Lego pieces.

Mitsui said he read several academic papers on giant wave formations in order to get his sculpture just right...

As well as spending hours and hours on YouTube watching videos of waves. Simply mind-blowing!

The Lego sculpture is currently on display at the Hankyu Brick Museum in Osaka, Japan...

And obviously, it will be preserved for a very long time!

And speaking of remarkable sculptures...

Fancy having a chance of making something amazing of your own? Then keep reading to check out the most beautiful jigsaw puzzle...

Blue Kazoo's newest puzzle has us all mesmerized...

via: Blue Kazoo

Combining 2 of the most iconic artworks from the nineteeth century, "Starry Wave" has become the company's latest and most striking release.

Made up of one-thousand sturdy pieces, this puzzle aims to provide hours upon hours of entertainment.

via: Blue Kazoo

Van Gogh’s "Starry Night" and "The Great Wave" by Hokusai have been meticulously blended into a single image that emphasizes the individual beauty of each piece yet the powerful nature of both combined.

And also - let’s be honest - it looks really freaking cool.

via: Blue Kazoo

The puzzle is already gaining a lot of buzz, and not just because of the puzzle itself (though that is a big reason why), but because it has managed to unearth the rich history about how both pieces could have been linked in the past.

That's right. Did you know one was influenced by the other?

According to Martin Bailey, a specialist on Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch artist gained inspiration from the "The Great Wave off Kanagawa."

The evidence is all in the brush strokes.

via: Van Gogh Gallery

While both artists were focused on opposite forces of nature, the similarities, when placed side by side, are obvious.

Art fanatics have always known that Van Gogh was a keen collector of Japanese works.

via: Met Museum

And, in particular, he admired the print that has now gone on to become one of the most recognizable artworks of all time. “These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, you can feel it," he told his brother Theo in a letter.

It is rumored that Hokusai's painting was released sometime between 1829 and 1831...

And Van Gogh's "Starry Night" masterpiece came decades later in 1889 with apparent influences from the Japanese print.

Of course, he was also influenced by his time in a small mental asylum...

Looking through the gaps in the bars, he became fixated on the night sky before him but art specialists, such as Martin Bailey, argue that memories of the work of Hokusai also had a great part to play in its creation.

So knowing that the 2 iconic masterpieces are already linked, makes "Blue Kazoo's" latest puzzle even more special.

via: Blue Kazoo

Whether Van Gogh purposefully incorporated elements of "The Great Wave" in "Starry Night" or simply had the image in his subconscious, the overwhelming force of the 2 pieces combined has left me nothing short of speechless, the rich history of them being told in every individual piece.

And this coordinated energy has never been more apparent than in this one-thousand piece “mashup" puzzle.

via: Blue Kazoo

So if you're in the mood to experience the beauty of fine art in contemporary form, then click here and get your hands on the iconic puzzle that is the "Starry Wave."