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Star Wars Characters Reimagined As Greek Sculptures, Now We Can Idolize Them Properly

Yoda sculpture

These Star Wars sculptures look photo-real enough to be physical art objects, but they’re not — they’re the digital design workings of French artist Travis Durden, based on photographs of statues on display at the Louvre. The juxtaposition seems a little on-the-nose — Star Wars characters have ascended into our cultural mythos, hence the comparison to ancient gods — but I can’t deny the results look striking.

Darth Vader sculpture

Perhaps it’s for the best that these statues remain in the “what-if” realm … but it would be kind of cool to have an experimental Darth Vader statue on display in my home. Art should make people think, y’know?

(via Comic Book Resources, images via Travis Durden)

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