The Legion of Art Nouveau Heroes

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What we need in this troubled world is heroes. Who look cool. And what looks cooler than Art Nouveau? The European art style popularized in the late 19th century is synonymous with beauty, grace and total mind-blowing radness.

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Some amazing artists have reimagined our favorite heroes in the Art Nouveau style — both superheroes and other kinds. Are you ready for Art Nouveau Batman? Check out our amazing gallery of Art Nouveau champions!

Additional reporting by Mandy Curtis and Katharine Trendacosta.

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.batman - art noveau by Karen Zachary Wang at iamacoyfish.deviantart.com

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.wonder woman - art nouveau by Karen Zachary Wang at iamacoyfish.deviantart.com

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Fav superheroine: Catwoman by Alfonso Pardo Martinez at pardoart.deviantart.com

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Fav superheroine: Powergirl by Alfonso Pardo Martinez at pardoart.deviantart.com

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IronMan by Design: Art Nouveau by johntylerchristopher at johntylerchristopher.deviantart.com

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La Dauphine Aux Alderaan Color by Karen Hallion at khallion.deviantart.com

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Nouveau Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes at www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=669197&GSub=102689

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COVER RUN Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes at adamhughes.deviantart.com

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Art Nouveau Psylocke by Adam Hughes at adamhughes.deviantart.com

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Art Nouveau Slave Leia by Adam Hughes at adamhughes.deviantart.com

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Art Nouveau Gambit by Kim Razvan Courtney at razvan-sedekiah.deviantart.com

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Art Nouveau Chun Li by Kim Razvan Courtney at razvan-sedekiah.deviantart.com

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Nouveau Cersei by Pojypojy at pojypojy.deviantart.com

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Amy Pond by way of Alphonse Mucha by Bill Mudron at mudron.bigcartel.com

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River Song by way of Alphonse Mucha by Bill Mudron at mudron.bigcartel.com

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Rory Pond (nee Williams) by way of Alphonse Mucha by Bill Mudron at mudron.bigcartel.com

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Boomer by Timea Cserny at moon-pookah.deviantart.com

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Starbuck by Timea Cserny at moon-pookah.deviantart.com

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Doctor Who - Companions by Gina Biggs at strawberrygina.deviantart.com

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Peace Aeris by Jazmyn at bandeau.deviantart.com

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War Sephiroth by Jazmyn at bandeau.deviantart.com

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Cheetara the Sloth by Jazmyn at bandeau.deviantart.com

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Prideful She Ra by Jazmyn at bandeau.deviantart.com

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Jessica Rabbit is Lust by Jazmyn at bandeau.deviantart.com

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The Greed in Bulma by Jazmyn at bandeau.deviantart.com

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Vanity Jem by Jazmyn at bandeau.deviantart.com

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The Seven Disney Sins by Chris Hill at chill07.deviantart.com

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Cyclops - Art Nouveau by Brian Shearer at www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=288177&GSub=44819

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Phoenix - Art Nouveau by Brian Shearer at www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=288027&GSub=44702

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Mystique by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/marvel-nouveau

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Codex by Megan Lara at chesheyre.deviantart.com

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Deadpool by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/marvel-nouveau

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Shadowcat by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/marvel-nouveau

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Peach by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/fast-friends/

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Phoenix by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/marvel-nouveau

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Rogue by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/marvel-nouveau

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Samus Aran by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/fast-friends/

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Zelda by Megan Lara at meganlara.com/projects/fast-friends/

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Nouveau Leia by r4design at r4design.deviantart.com

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Nouveau Padme by r4design at r4design.deviantart.com

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Poison Ivy Art Nouveau by Chad Spilker at www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=312766&gsub=8534

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supergirl nouveau by yeso at yeso.deviantart.com

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Triforce Triptych by Messa at deviantART

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Gotham Sirens by Mark Brooks at deviantART

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Disney Princesses by Enrique Pita & Ed Irizzary via listal

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Disney Princesses by Enrique Pita & Ed Irizzary via listal

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Disney Princesses by Enrique Pita & Ed Irizzary via listal

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Inara Serra at 11th Hour Art

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Dune: Nouveau by Shea Standefer at deviantART

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Art Nouveau Orion Slave Girl Illustration by Merrypranxter 2010 at flickr

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Feral Kat Art Nouveau in color by katfood25 at deviantART

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Padme by Terese Nielsen via starwars.com

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Teyla Woodcut by limiant at deviantART

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Princess of the Amazons by Arnel Baluyot

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Art Nouveau Padme by hriviel at deviantART

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Ambition by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Curiosity by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Innocence by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Freedom by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Passion by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Rebirth by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Warrior by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Rapunzel by Ady at ladyadler.deviantart.com

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Super mario world-Art nouveau by NoxIllunis971 at noxillunis971.deviantart.com

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April O'Nouveau by ninjaink at ninjaink.deviantart.com

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Ready to Believe You by ninjaink at ninjaink.deviantart.com

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Honey Bunny by ninjaink at ninjaink.deviantart.com

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christopherduffyaustin
Destructionaut

No reference to Alphonse Mucha, the man who's style set the tone for almost all of art nouveau, in your article? I'm disappointed, io9.