From Sultry Heroine Art to Hipster Superhero Art

By: Alexander Lam - Published: May 14, 2013
Fictional crime-fighting crusaders have been the subject of many superhero-inspired artworks over the years. Icons like Superman and Batman have been reinterpreted over and over again by many artists. Each iteration of superhero art brings with it new mediums and styles to appreciate.

The rise of superhero blockbuster movies combined with countless adaptations of classic heroes has made superheroes more popular than ever before. This expansive amount and rapid development of superhero art is just reflective of this growth.

Graffiti, pottery and paintings among other mediums have all been used to express superheroes. The diversity of mediums used shows just how culturally wide-reaching heroes have become. Artworks like tribal superhero depictions and hero collages demonstrate just how our favorite benevolent superbeings have been adopted by many cultures.