Space Invaders, Missile Command, and other classics painted in fresco

Just in time for Easter, these regal fresco paintings inspired by the videogames of yore are now showing at Kim Foster Gallery on 529 W 20th Street in New York. The show, called Genesis, is the artistic outpouring of Dan Hernandez, a man whose love for classic arcade games is only equaled by his love for Italian Renaissance murals, apparently. 

Much of his art looks like something out of a Medieval cathedral or manuscript, but modernized with bloody, game-y pop art. On one canvas, you see a saint with nimbus throwing fireballs Mario-style, while right below him there are holy men throwing down the gauntlet a la Altered Beast. Others portray unholy hives of Space Invaders swarming the sky, and cherubim raining down missiles.

See more of Hernandez’s mix of the sacred and profane here.

Via Boing Boing