Worth1000 is an awesome website that frequently holds art and photo-shopping contests. One of the popular categories is “Superhero ModRen”, where the website’s community members were challenged to recreate Classic Renaissance paintings with their favorite superheroes. Some of the entries resulted in stunning and clever recreations where Superman and Batman meet the masters like Van Gogh and Monet. Some, like the Gotham version of the classic painting “Nighthawks” is, in my opinion, an improvement on the original.
For your enjoyment, we’ve gathered 30 of the best of these “remastered” classics. May we present, Superheroes in Classical Paintings.
1. Wonder Woman imposed on Lucien Henri Grangérard’s “Adolesence”.
2. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte is based on A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Jatte by George-Pierre Seurat.
3. Bat Gogh’s Self Portrait.
4. Batman Bougureau.
5. Blue Boy Wonder..
6. Captain America at the french revolution.
7. Cyclops by Picasso.
8. Death of Kent is a digital reworking of David’s “Death of Marat”.
9. Declaration of Independence.
10. Dr. Manhattan and Monet.
11. Hypercubic Spiderman.
12. Joker’s Self Portrait.
13. La rendicion de Juliers (the surrender of Juliers).
14. Little Supergirl.
15. M. C. Escher’s Hand with Reflecting Sphere is reflecting a different sort of being across its surface.
16. Superman decided to take a break with Edgar Degas’ lovely Danseuses, which we can hardly blame him for.
17. Superman does Van Gogh.
18. The Beast by Rembrandt.
19. The Birth of Aquaman.
20. The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai is iconic, but having Aquaman invade our more serious ruminations on the piece just makes us smile.
21. The Green Lantern artwork is based on The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo.
22. The Joker meets Rembrandt.
23. “The Justice Supper” after Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”.
24. This Jacques-Louis David piece “Male Nude known as Hector” has been given quite a twist with Captain America on the ground.
25. We all know who is hiding behind this twist on The Son of Man.
26. What could you possibly add to Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks”. Well, it turns out that this is a perfect Gotham set to have Batman and the Joker intrude on.
27. Wonder Woman
28. A Day Off.
30. Deadpool is at it again.