Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes

Earlier this week, we showed you Hillary White's amazingly bizarre mashups of pop culture characters with classic paintings. Now other artists are getting in on the act, taking Wolverine, Black Canary, and a host of other heroes out of their normal comic book element and putting them in pieces of fine art.

Comic Book Resources just did another one of their fabulous reader-suggested art challenges, with comic book characters in fine art paintings as the theme. Commenters proposed their own cultural mashups and sketch artists from CBR's Comics Should Be Good blog gamely drew them up. There's something ouroboreal about putting superheroes in Lichtenstein paintings, but they're always fun. Head over the CBR to see a Wolverine Van Gogh, a Joker American Gothic, and Power Girl as René Magritte's The Son of Man.

Classic Paintings, Comic Book Style [CBR - Comics Should Be Good via Super Punch]

Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes

Norman Rockwell's The Tattoo Artist, by Marco D'Alfonso


Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes Edvard Munch's The Scream by Yukinori Xum
Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' Grande Odalisque by Nick Perks
Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes Roy Lichtenstein's Forget it! Forget Me also by Nick Perks
Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes Andy Warhol's Eight Elvises by Josh Gowdy
Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl by John Trumbull