Resource: Modern Renaissance Superhero Designs

Some of you may be familiar with the website (as in the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words"). They sponsor all kinds of image creation and re-mix contests, and I recently saw this collection of items from the Superheroes-in-Art contests over the years: Modern Renaissance Superhero Designs: Altered Art. If you enjoy this sort of thing (I think it's marvelous!), you can poke around the Superhero Designs section of Worth1000 for more.

It seems to me that these images are very much like the story retellings you do in class, except this involves re-painting a painting rather than re-telling a tale. The results are really intriguing, even more so when you know the original painting which has been adapted. For example, below is a re-vision of William-Adolphe Bouguereau's The Bather, but with Wonder Woman instead. Beautiful!