Thursday, November 27, 2014

Renaissance-era Cosplay

The Internet was a-buzz when photographer Sacha Goldberger uploaded some masterpieces from his gallery outing. The artist had re-imagined iconic superheroes (including Star Wars characters) as they would have been depicted in Renaissance portraits.
[Note: The Renaissance was a cultural phenomenon that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the sixteenth century, its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry].

These much-talked about pieces were first shown at the Grand Palais’ exhibition in Paris, France.
You may be interested to know that the above photos aren't fakes, or even photoshop fantasy. Rather they represent a small army of people, from costumers to cosplayers to models to hairdressers to make-up stylists who were involved to make the above a reality.
To be sure, an inordinate amount of time went into producing each image, from planning to styling to wardrobe to makeup and, of course, shooting. And the end results speak for themselves.

This creative play on pop culture is superbly magnificent.

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