travis durden solidifies star wars characters as ancient greek statues
 
travis durden solidifies star wars characters as ancient greek statues travis durden solidifies star wars characters as ancient greek statues
nov 06, 2015

travis durden solidifies star wars characters as ancient greek statues

travis durden solidifies star wars characters as ancient greek statues
all images courtesy of travis durden

 

 

 

this week, star wars has been a popular subject of artistic reinterpretation. we featured new york-based designer blank william, who reconfigured the familiar features of stormtroopers into a series of wild animal armor.

 

as a variation on the theme, french artist travis durden has imagined a mashup of star wars characters and ancient greek statuary. based on forms he found in paris’ louvre museum, durden has digitally sculpted a series of five figures, each bearing the armor or facial likeness of a one of the film’s fictional personalities. from a cherub-style yoda to a philosophical stormtropper, the faux-marble figures offer a seamless synthesis of contemporary culture and classical sculpture.

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‘darth resurrection’

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‘yoda angel’

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‘general niobides’

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‘gladiator boba’

  • NICE!

    Studio Ham says:
  • Simply awesome! Ancient Greeks would’ve loved Star Wars AND this post!!!

    Gabe Wong says:
  • Respect for the skill…..otherwise I find it AWFUL.

    Alex says:
  • make me feel so uncomfortable if this is real……………

    felix tsui says:
  • I love Geek sculpture

    noah says:
  • Would love to see the entire figure of each sculpture. Do they actually exist or are these photoshopped portraits?

    Ed says:

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