Art & Design

Super Flemish: Superheroes and Pop Culture Characters Posing for Classical Flemish Paintings


What if Hulk was a Duke and Superman was born in the 16th century? French photographer Sacha Goldberger, created a new photo series titled Super Flemish featuring pop culture characters portrayed as classical Flemish paintings. The project is interesting and different as it gives a more classical tone to the heroes, whose photo portraits look like paintings, influenced by Flemish painting of the 15th- 17th century. The collection demonstrates the use of 17 century techniques counterpointing light and shadow to illustrate nobility and fragility of the super powerful of all times. As the photographer reports “Maybe they are tired of having to save the world without respite, promised to a destiny of endless immortality, forever trapped in their powerful character”.

* Words by Kristel Liakou

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