Igor Scalisi Palminteri: Superhero Saints

5 Jun
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Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri from Palermo has always been fascinated by religiosity. For his series of sculptures titled Hagiographies, Palminteri transformed statues of saints, purchased in the street markets of Palermo, into superheroes by repainting the sacred works with bright acrylic paint, masking their faces and converting their traditional robes into capes and superhero garb bearing their recognizable symbols. Make of it what you will…

via tribeart

13 Responses to “Igor Scalisi Palminteri: Superhero Saints”

  1. samthor June 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    win!

  2. Anonymous June 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    beautiful. simply genius.

  3. zorro June 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    crap

  4. Anonymous June 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    GOOD IDEA

  5. Anonymous June 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    SUPER!

  6. Kevin Mummery June 7, 2012 at 1:26 am #

    Superheroes are the religious icons of the 21st century, and you’re apparently the first to recognize it!

  7. Davidogre June 7, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    I like this but he’s not the first :
    http://www.soasig-chamaillard.com

  8. Can June 8, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    i love it…is it possible to buy?

  9. collabcubed June 8, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    @Can: You can try getting in touch with the artist via his facebook or myspace pages to ask him.

  10. Magdalena M June 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Rad!!!

  11. Aquilino June 11, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Great i guess. But i really prefer the Soasig Chamaillard’s works.

  12. hoc June 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    did that over a year ago with some child of prague statues i found in attic i have a super child of prague and a batprague http://i.imgur.com/9IGBA.jpg

  13. Anonymous August 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I’m not sure what’s the intention of the artist. I have a great love for sacred images and the Blessed Mother. It’s so heartbreaking to see the sacred images being treated in this manner.

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