Monday, 6 June 2016

wayang kulit

after the frankly dismal outing that was the new star wars movie i was loving it when i tripped over a mention of a shadow puppet version from indonesia. i would far rather go and see one of these performances! not least because it's great watching something so essentially hollywood being reinterpreted by a very different cultural tradition. there's even a fusion wayang kulit page here.

so here's some ukiyo-e captain america and iron man from illustrator takumi. i know which version i'd rather look at!

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