The Common Good

QUIRK: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... Super Saints?

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri is fascinated by religion — and superheroes, apparently. In a series of statuary called "Agiographie," Palminteri reimangines traditional images of Jesus, the Holy Family, and the saints as, variously, Superman, Captain America, Batman and Robin, and The Incredibles.

According to CollaCubed (via the Italian site TRIBEART):

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.

View more of Palminteri's superhero-saints by clicking on the images below to launch a slideshow. All images are by Palminteri, via his Facebook page.

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