Brazilian artist, Ana Smile, has created a bit of controversy with her company Santa Blasphemy, which creates plaster religious statues painted in the form of pop-culture icons such as Batman, Frida Kahlo, Catwoman, Captain Hopper, The Joker, and Minnie Mouse.  Reportedly, angry emails from offended Catholics have been sent petitioning the local government to do something about the “blasphemous” paint jobs, but the government has not attempted to intervene. Since then, the artist has been...

‘Blasphemous’ Brazilian artist under fire for turning religious figures into pop culture icons

Soasig Chamaillard et ses vierges customisées

Soasig Chamaillard et ses vierges customisées

When artist Soasig Chamaillard repairs statues of the Virgin Mary, they often turn out much stranger than when she began. Chamaillard transforms her battered Madonnas into superheroes, Sailor Scouts, and other powerful modern cultural icons.

Jani Leinonen, 'McJesus,' 2015, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

From Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Jani Leinonen, McJesus Acrylic on plaster, wood

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | Sainte Goku

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | Sainte Goku

il fera moins le malin avec trois clous et deux planches de bois croisées

C'est vendredi, c'est le bordel #118

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri puts religious statues in superhero costumes (Found at Boing Boing)

Virgem Maria Pop   Comunicadores

Virgem Maria Pop

French artist Soasig Chamaillard finds damaged statues of the Virgin Mary and then restores and transforms them into awesome pop culture icons - Super Mary

Soasig Chamaillard, artista francesa que une la iconografía religiosa con la cultura pop al tiempo que cuestiona el papel de la mujer en la sociedad.

French artist Soasig Chamaillard was raised as a Christian. In his new work, Chamaillard wanted to challenge quesions of 'a women's role in society', so he

Soasig Chamaillard

Soasig Chamaillard et ses vierges customisées

I was really impressed by these sculptures, a project by the French artist Soasig Chamaillard. Little Virgin Mary sculptures was transformed into many different pop culture icons.

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | Disparition | Nantes et Paris

Disparition by by Soasig Chamaillard<<< I'm really in love with this and would do anything to get t or recreate it.

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | One | Nantes et Paris

Where Pop Culture Meets Religion Soasig Chamaillard - Diabolical Rabbit

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | Queen Captain

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | Queen Captain

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | Sioux Marie | Nantes et Paris

Soasig Chamaillard | Détournement Statue Sainte Vierge | Sioux Marie | Nantes et Paris

Soasig Chamaillard, art, sculpture, parody, religion, Mother Mary, icons

"Mother Mary" is a sacred deity in Catholicism and we can see the meaningful context it has with popular culture as she is portrayed in many symbolic characters, for instance, fiction superhero superman is what we can see "mother Mary" depicted as.

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