French artist Sacha Goldberger casts comic book superheroes and sci-fi villains in a never-before-seen light by mashing them up with 17th-century portraiture. Pretty much every popular masked character from DC and Marvel is shown and portrayed in a Flemish fine art style with era-appropriate garments as if they’re from some kind of Elseworlds alternate universe.
The likes of Batman & Robin, Superman, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Darth Vader and more manage to look bad-ass and silly at the same time. What’s interesting is that the collection is not just a comprehensive Photoshop effort, but actually the result of over 110 collaborators, including costume makers and lookalike models.
Check out the cast below, and find out more about Sacha Goldberger’s works here.