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Painter follows a superhero through his twilight years

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Painter follows a superhero through his twilight years

Painter Andreas Englund certainly has a unique take on interpreting superheroes. The Swedish artist has created an ongoing series of oil paintings called “The Aging Superhero,” which follows the journey of a nameless crimefighter in his twilight years. Englund’s paintings depict everything from the man’s superheroic efforts — like beating up a pile of thugs or sparring with what looks to be a supervillain — to his everyday accomplishments or lack thereof, like dropping groceries on his way to his super-car or peeling an orange in his empty home.

It’s a fascinating look at what superheroes would be like if they actually aged, and it’s only compounded by Englund’s photorealistic style. It looks a lot like what a new Alex Ross-illustrated comic about an aging hero on the decline. A number of Englund’s “The Aging Superhero” pieces are available for purchase on his website both as original oil paintings and in prints, though all the prices are in kroners.

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