Igor Scalisi Palminteri: Superhero Saints

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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…

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14 thoughts on “Igor Scalisi Palminteri: Superhero Saints

  1. 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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