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Civitatem et Flammas
About this creation
Emperor Nero and the great fire of Rome. For this controversial story, I wanted a certain ambiguity to be conveyed. I wanted to create a design with a specific atmosphere and to tell a story in a unique and artistic way. I approached the idea by blending organic and architecture elements into one single creation. The emperor bust, burned and eroded by time with the flaming buildings on the top of his head; a constant reminder of his madness.

Face Study:



The Buildings:






Comments

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  August 28, 2016
Amazing...
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  September 15, 2015
Truly astounding sculpture, Mihai -- any medium. You appear to have captured him when the true magnitude of his negligence finally sank in. Sorry, Yuri: The parable has an all-too-valid life of its own. The historical record is interesting but irrelevant here.
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  October 26, 2014
Inspired.
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  August 29, 2014
As you may know, reports of Nero burning Rome might have been exaggerated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero Plus he rocked a sweet neckbeard! Outstanding MOC, the sculpture and microtecture are both incredible!
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  August 27, 2014
these busts are looking more and more realistic, the eyes expecially are driving me crazy! So malignant, you can feel the disturbed mind of Nerone by looking into them!
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  August 27, 2014
A very disturbing bust of Nero. Refreshingly different and thought-provoking. You are taking Lego building to new artistic heights.
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  August 26, 2014
Art... just pure... art,
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  August 26, 2014
Great MOC!
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  August 25, 2014
A beautiful and very creative sculpture in Lego. The expression on the emperor's face looks quite desperate and mad to me. The buildings work very well as his "hair" and those big flames mask the join and a natural way. Excellent work indeed!
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  August 25, 2014
Way COOL!
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  August 25, 2014
Amazing building! The details are beautiful and the curves in the face are excellent! Well done!
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  August 24, 2014
Awesome, love the face expression! Nice build.
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  August 23, 2014
Simply superb. There are some builders that just stand out among the others with their look, technique, and overall style. It's with very little thought that I can put you in that category. There is a certain haunting quality to this build. The burnt out face, the expression, the ivy. It all comes together so well. The fact that you threw some ancient architecture on top pulls the whole thing together. Memorable work, Mihai.
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  August 21, 2014
I'm totally speechless. This is outstanding! BIG piece of art... BIG one!
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  August 20, 2014
Beautiful, beautiful build, Mihai. One of your best, in vision and execution.
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  August 20, 2014
Amazing.
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  August 20, 2014
The second piece of Lego Sculpture this week! I love it when you System Adepts attack a shape from the philosophy of a topographic map of a landscape: shaping slopes and tapers pop from unlikely plates into beautiful organic gradations. Awesome, as ever, Mihai. =D
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  August 20, 2014
Amazing, and your choice to do it all in black increases it's power.
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  August 19, 2014
Beautiful.
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  August 19, 2014
A work of art!
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  August 18, 2014
Wow. That's all I can think of to say.
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  August 18, 2014
Real art, I absolutely love the expression and the style. It's very refreshing to see builds like this. Marvellous work!
Mihai Marius Mihu
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matt rowntRee
  August 17, 2014
Haunting. Love the expression that seems to switch back and forth between madness and purpose. The buildings burning create a sound that is felt more than heard. Quite the impact of subtlety all around. Very successful creation. Outstanding!
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  August 17, 2014
Just so awesome. Those flames, those building, that nose... Well, the lack of one. :3
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  August 17, 2014
Amazing work. That's quite the piece of art
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  August 17, 2014
Wonderfully designed! Brilliant work!
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  August 17, 2014
This is no moc, it's a work of art. Amazing!
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  August 17, 2014
Oh my! This is amazing!
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  August 17, 2014
Wicked!
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  August 17, 2014
This is GENIUS!
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  August 17, 2014
wow! just fantastic!
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  August 17, 2014
I loved watching this come together on Flickr. Great job, a real piece of art.
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  August 17, 2014
Absolutely Brilliant! You captured the madness perfectly in the eyes. I love the burning buildings on top of his head. I also love the white marble pedestal . Incredible piece of artistic genius!
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  August 17, 2014
I just saw this on "The Brother Brick" website. Your MOC is fantastic. Incredible shaping.
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  August 17, 2014
He looks very surprised. But it's a beautiful MOC.
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  August 17, 2014
Hauntingly fascinating! :)
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  August 17, 2014
Great build, it surely has your signature all over it! You have one of the most unique styles in LEGO I've ever seen.
  August 17, 2014
The arrangement of the buildings is beautiful.
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  August 17, 2014
Overall excellent and the eyes are haunting!
 
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