What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century?

Super Flemish is the latest series by French photographer Sacha Goldberger, the idea being science fiction meets history of art. Sacha crosses superheroes and Star Wars characters with Flemish painting and fashion of the Elizabethan era.  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.

Speaking of his work Sacha says, “The superheroes often live their lives cloaked in anonymity. These portraits give them a chance to fix their narcissism denied. By the temporal disturbance they produce, these images allow us to discover, under the patina of time, an unexpected melancholy of those who are to be invincible…As science fiction meets history of art, time meets an inexhaustible desire for mythology which is within each of us.”

Batman

Batman-and-Robin

Hulk

Star Wars

The Joker

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200,000 Piece Lego Sculpture

Created by Mike Doyle, a New York based graphic designer, the 200,000 piece Lego sculpture that aims to celebrate “the beauty of all intelligent life forms as extensions of our family”. Measuring more than 5′ high and 6′ wide the sculpture depicts that of a great choir hall.

Image of Check Out This 200,000 Piece LEGO Sculpture

Image of Check Out This 200,000 Piece LEGO Sculpture

Image of Check Out This 200,000 Piece LEGO Sculpture

 

Folded Book Art

Luciana Frigerio is a photographer from Vermont whose interest in making things with paper has led to her amazing folded book art sculptures. These are created by carefully folding each page of the book to create anything from names and dates, to hearts and stars. All of which can be purchased at her Etsy shop

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Sign Painters

If you aren’t already aware of the documentary Sign Painters, it is definitely worth giving up 2.37 minutes of your time  to watch the trailer below. From filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, the documentary looks at the dying art of sign painting and those wanting to bring it back. As  recently as the 1980’s in America storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper.

 Starting in 2010, the directors began capturing the artists and their craft from throughout the country, with more than two dozen artists featured, this documentary shines a light on a barely talked-about but interesting little trade.

Ball Point Pen Art – Samuel Silva

Drawn by Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva, the below images have all been created using standard ballpoint pens, with come pieces taking up to 50 hours to complete.

Silva, who started sketching when he was two, said: ‘I started developing my own style of ballpoint pen drawing back when I was in school, in simple classroom sketches in the back of my exercise books’.

Like a photo: Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva, 29, describes his art as a hobby

Speaking about his picture of a Sumatran tiger, which took around 20 hours to finish, Silva said: 'This one is wild, that's why I love it.'

On this piece, Silva said: 'Originally I intended to spend 100 hours with this, and still I never spent so many hours with any drawing, in the end impatience won and I'll not work on this one anymore.'

The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks, but Silva copied it using ballpoint

Optical Illusion Installation

Massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876. The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition.

Virtual Internet City

Visual City, designed by korean-born media artist Sang Un Jeon, is a physical visualization of the current topography of the world wide web, interfaced to a keyboard (‘where the interaction of the virtual and real world  takes place’, jeon explains).

‘Reflecting on how much of our time is spent on the internet, jeon represented each of several major websites with a real-world building whose height reflects the estimated unique monthly visitors of that service provider. twitter with its 250 million unique views becomes the new museum in manhattan, NY, while ebay’s 88 million translates to the more conservative grand central terminal. topping the list is google, whose 900 million views make it the world trade center, while facebook (750 million) becomes the empire state building and wikipedia (350 million) the gherkin building in london.’ Quoted from (www.sjeon.com/#Virtual-City.com)