If last week’s Batman vs. Superman Q&A with Zack Snyder left you with more blue balls than answers, then you’re not alone. Countless fans have been waiting their entire lives to see these two superheroes — played in Man in Still by Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) — battle it out on screen in suits that leave little to the imagination. A few of those fans want it bad enough to break the bank for the three Batman vs. Superman pieces going on Ebay, with bidding prices ranging from $400-$1700 each. But for those of you who can barely handle the bad news that guacamole is extra at Chipotle, there’s Worth1000’s Superheroes ModRen Contest.
The creative contest website, Worth1000, has made these dreams a reality by challenging its users to reinterpret a classic Renaissance painting using modern superheroes. Worth1000’s community of talented artists and graphic designers shared their own version of the classics. (The Worth1000 team may have fallen asleep in Art History 101 though: their Renaissance era runs straight on through the Baroque to Colonial America and the Post-Impressionists.)
Here are our top 5 favorite entries aping everyone from Botticelli to Van Gogh:
The Birth of Wonder Woman through the eyes of Boticelli.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman — and he does ballet in Danseuses by Edgar Degas.
Serving up justice in John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence.
DaVinci’s BatMona keeps her eyes on Gotham. And you.
Superman Soaring Through Starry Night as seen by Van Gogh
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