Renaissance Space Invaders art

Artist Dan Hernandez painted a gorgeous series of frescoes depicting Space Invaders and other vintage game screengrabs as Renaissance and Byzantine art. They're hanging in a show called "Genesis" at the Kim Foster Gallery in NYC.

Segacielo Civita depicts a floating castle, a popular trope in any number of games ranging from simply-rendered Joust to the more elaborate worlds of Minecraft or Final Fantasy. Its rooms are filled with tiny figures fighting with swords. When injured, they can make use of white boxes marked with red crosses positioned throughout the structure, an opportunity for those in need of medical attention to up their health points and continue the fight between good and evil.

What If Fra Angelico Painted Space Invaders? [Rebecca Robertson/Artnews]

(Thanks, Scott!)