Peter M Howard ::

Kanye West’s Power

07August2010 [music]
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The casting absurdity notwithstanding, Kanye’s new video clip for Power is incredible. A beautiful moving Painting, it evokes Renaissance art, Greek and Egyptian myth, and superhero art. It’s somehow ancient and modern and weirdly futuristic all at once.

Kanye West Power grab

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Compare, almost any of Alex Ross’s superhero art; this image of Superman fronting the Justice League is similarly evocative:

Alex Ross's Superman fronting Justice League