Imaginative Portraits of Superhero Ancestors

Brothers Carlo and Andrea Marvellini, founders of Foto Marvellini, created this fun and impressive series of vintage photographs that reveal the hidden ancestry of many superhero and pop-culture characters of today. From Darth Vader to Catwoman to Popeye, the creative mixed media series is a glimpse into a fabricated past and is inspired by an Albert Einstein quote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

The Marvellini brothers choose the perfect old photographs to transform into a family heirloom. Each final piece, placed into an ornate frame to give an additional sense of history, is a combination of classic and hilarious! The two artists have an incredible attention to detail and form surprising, fantasy narratives that are extremely captivating. I always wondered about my own distant relatives, but never considered that Batman, too, had a lengthy family tree.

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via [Lost at E Minor]

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