The world is full of movies, TV series, toons and comics dedicated to the world of “superheroes” (produced by Marvel, DC Comics or other smaller publishers rather than self-produced series maybe directly for the web as those distributed by ComiXology).
That the“superheroes” theme intrigues and also attracts many artists is equally true and is witnessed by the images of Meryll Panthar, “graphic dreamer” of whom we have already talken who recently proposed two new images, one about the “fantastic” couple Reed Richard and Susan Storm, aka Mr Fantastic and Invisible Woman, Marvel characters reinterpreted in a decidedly epic way in “We’ve got a world to save”, image through which Meryll took part in a meme of Strawberry Singh (here her gallery on Flickr) dedicated to the movie characters, the other “taken right a way” to his partner in SL (and boyfriend in RL) Bruce MacMoragh on the builders platform of Second Life (Aditi) dressed as Mr Incredible (the first version of the suit, light blue, the protagonist of the Pixar movie “The Incredibles”, of 2004).
Just reading the story about Bruce in Meryll’s blog and about his interest in playing and avatar costumes from super heroes used by fans of cosplay and roleplaying made me want to deepen the work of another artist, photograph Sacha Goldberg, whose images of superheroes dressed like in the sixteenth century sono diventate piuttosto famose di recente sul web. Don’t you think that he is just an amateur photographer, of course: this photos were were exhibited in Paris at the Grand Palais from September 4 to October 4, 2014.
Goldberg’s images are able to soak characters taken from movies like Star Wars rather than superheroes from Batman to Superman, from Catwoman to Wonder Woman, in an atmosphere that seems centuries old, creating images that could be mistaken for portraits of the old masters, if were it not that the subject is a Spiderman with ruff and custom damasked, an Iron Man which of iron has only the helmet, a Jocker that is like a dandy bohemien. Works can bring the fantasy world in the real world, reversing the process by which Meryll Panthar and Bruce MacMoragh have been able to bring the fantasy world in the virtual world.
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