Sacha Goldberger's Flemish Mash-Up
Sacha Goldberger is a French photographer who had a plan to "re-appropriate" American cultural icons as subjects in paintings of the Flemish school of art. The results (below) are his "Family Portrait" series of photographs, which portray some of your favorite heroes (Superman, Batman, Luke Skywalker, et. al.) as they might have been depicted by some of your favorite Early Netherlandish painters (Campin, van Eyck, van der Weyden, et. al.).
The photographer believes:
The collection demonstrates the use of 17th century techniques counterpointing light and shadow to illustrate nobility and fragility of the super powerful of all times. It also invites you to celebrate the heroes of your childhood. These characters have become icons to reveal their humanity: tired of having to save the world without respite, promised to a destiny of endless immortality, forever trapped in their character... As science fiction meets history of art, time meets an inexhaustible desire for mythology which is within each of us.