Friday, 21 November 2014

Super Flemish

French Photographer Sacha Goldberger has a asked of his pop culture childhood characters; What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? And what if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White?
Sacha wants to confront these icons of American culture with contemporary painters of the Flemish school in his series Super Flemish. Re-appropriating he takes them back in time to foundations of modern western art. Using 17th century techniques of light and shadow to portray these hero's and heroine's nobility and fragility. Science fiction meets art history creating a new nostalgic mythology. I think the series is just brilliant. So many time superhero iconography has been used but none so refreshing as these.

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