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July 25, 2012 5:42 AM   Subscribe

Berk Senturk's Like a Sir series features superheroes and villains done as classically styled oil paintings.

Batman
The Joker
Ghost Rider
Spider Man
The Hulk
Superman
Rorschach
Tony Stark
Captain America
V
The Collection
posted by quin (26 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are these actually paintings, or just digital manipulations?
posted by Greg Nog at 5:58 AM on July 25, 2012


So, why give Batman a moustache if you're not going to do anything to any of the others?
posted by Curious Artificer at 5:58 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Somehow in my mind these were better before I saw them.
posted by papercake at 6:03 AM on July 25, 2012 [37 favorites]


And now the legends will growed even more.
posted by adamdschneider at 6:11 AM on July 25, 2012


The only really successful one is that of Christopher Reeve. Looks like an inexperienced naval captain. Or maybe a cast member of The Pirates of Penzance... Too happy for something as Solemn as A Portrait of the Period.
posted by likeso at 6:17 AM on July 25, 2012


BOOOOOO; BOOOOOO! These are terrible 'shops. These are bad and they should feel bad for making them.
posted by NiteMayr at 6:20 AM on July 25, 2012 [8 favorites]


Somehow in my mind these were better before I saw them.

Absolutely. I guess the "Like a Sir" title should have really warned me that it'd be nothing but bad shops.

The only really successful one is that of Christopher Reeve. Looks like an inexperienced naval captain.

I initially wondered why they had included Hornblower.
posted by zamboni at 6:30 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Isabel Samaras is a lot more fun. Full site, many images NSFW.
posted by gimonca at 6:31 AM on July 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Growed...like a si...what?!?
posted by Mooseli at 6:39 AM on July 25, 2012


I thought, "Wow, I can't wait to see 'The Human Torch In the Style Of JMW Turner,' or 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Doom by Rembrandt.'" I have nobody but myself to blame for my disappointment, having dared to dream.
posted by jph at 6:46 AM on July 25, 2012 [6 favorites]


Going on her website, the series involving Little Red Riding Hood is prett good, downright creepy even. But these, not so much.
posted by Kitteh at 7:20 AM on July 25, 2012


PRETTY good.

(stupid no edit window)
posted by Kitteh at 7:21 AM on July 25, 2012


The frames are the best part, which is sad.
posted by Ideefixe at 7:33 AM on July 25, 2012


Every day I think Batman &c are the new Jesus. Trouble is Jesus was a lot more complex and interesting character to paint.
These characters are lifeless and inhuman which is not necessarily the fault of the painter (digital or otherwise).
posted by niccolo at 7:38 AM on July 25, 2012


Made me think of Gaiman's Marvel 1602. Wish I could find better images of the interior pages, but here's a glimpse.
posted by avoision at 7:42 AM on July 25, 2012


> I thought, "Wow, I can't wait to see 'The Human Torch In the Style Of JMW Turner,' or 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Doom
> by Rembrandt.'" I have nobody but myself to blame for my disappointment, having dared to dream.

Hey, maybe someday thou also shall find Valimar. Keep a-lookin'.

While you wait, here's a very nice Wonder Woman by "Bouguereau." Wish it was bigger, but that's my constant refrain.
posted by jfuller at 7:55 AM on July 25, 2012 [6 favorites]


Bleh.
posted by hwestiii at 8:37 AM on July 25, 2012


I thought it would be awesome like Kehinde Wiley's work.

Wiley is interesting because the work references the old masters in a way that reframes the young men in the paintings. This superhero thing is competent fan art.
posted by winna at 9:31 AM on July 25, 2012


jfuller: here's a very nice Wonder Woman by "Bouguereau." Wish it was bigger, but that's my constant refrain.
THAT was wonderful! Bougereau is a guilty pleasure of mine; WW an openly admitted pleasure; I can like this with impunity!
posted by IAmBroom at 9:34 AM on July 25, 2012


Absolutely. I guess the "Like a Sir" title should have really warned me that it'd be nothing but bad shops.

The phrase "Like a Sir" should meet me at dawn with pistols.

I detest many fewer things than I once did thanks to years of therapy, but that phrase is one of them. Also, the over-use of the adjective "Epic" to describe anything other than the sufficiently epical.

At dawn!
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:58 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd like to see a "Like A Boss" version. Spider-Man in business casual. Batman after work at happy hour, tie loosened, flirting with the lady from HR after a having one too many Obans.

I've also noticed an uptick in "Like A Legend"
posted by Ad hominem at 10:05 AM on July 25, 2012


Is anything actually changed for the V one?
posted by ckape at 10:33 AM on July 25, 2012


'The Human Torch In the Style Of JMW Turner,' or 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Doom by Rembrandt.'

I'd also like to see

Albrecht Durer's The Revelation of Dr Strange: 4. The Horsemen of Apocalypse
Hokusai's Thirty Six Views of Logan-sama
Da Vinci's Lady with Squirrel
Anonymous Byzantine Icon, Saint Tony and the Dragon Fin Fang Foom
posted by zamboni at 12:54 PM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gotham 1459

Fantasy-Styled Avengers
posted by homunculus at 3:19 PM on July 28, 2012


Melissa Smith’s Superhero Splatter Art
posted by homunculus at 3:23 PM on July 28, 2012


Earth’s Mightiest Manatees By Joel Harris
posted by homunculus at 3:31 PM on July 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


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