An Artistic Avatar Fan: The Last Airbender transforms Alexandre Cabanel’s classic religious painting, “The Fallen Angel”, into “The Fury of the Avatar”.
A stunning new piece of fan art combines Nickelodeon’s iconic animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, with classical 19th century art.
Created and uploaded by Avatar News, the fan art sees “The Fallen Angel” from The Firefighter Art by painter Alexandre Cabanel from 1847 transformed into “The Fury of the Avatar”. The original and the new take on are shown side by side, as the Avatar News painting shows Cabanel’s angel hair and wings removed and replaced with Aang’s glowing eyes and tattoos in Avatar State.
Cabanel was a prolific 19th century French painter who was Napoleon III’s favorite painter. He is probably best known for his 1863 painting, “The Birth of Venus”, which is considered an optimal example of the academic art style of the 19th century. Like many of his paintings, “The Fallen Angel” is full of religious images, depicting Lucifer just after being cast out of heaven. Cabanel mainly focused on religious and historical subjects and other important examples of his works include “Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners” (1887), “Ophelia” (1883) and “The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Paradise “(1867).
“The Avatar’s Fury” isn’t the only recent example of fan-made content for Nickelodeon’s beloved cartoon. Of them Avatar fans showed off their culinary prowess by creating delicious pies based on fan favorite characters and four colorful plans based on elemental nations. Outside of the world of food and drink, a new fan theory puts an even darker twist on Zuko’s scar and another provides a chilling explanation for the volatile behavior of Ozai and Azula throughout the series. .
Fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender have a lot more to be excited about than just awesome works of fan-created content. Principal photography is officially underway in Vancouver, Canada for the series’ live-action adaptation by Netflix. Several key characters have already been cast, including Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh. As for the main trio, Gordon Cormier plays Avatar Aang, with Ian Ousley and Kiawentiio Tarbell respectively Sokka and Katara.
What’s more, Avatar: the airbender receives its own tabletop role-playing game (RPG), Avatar legends. However, while the game was originally scheduled to ship in early 2022, it has been delayed until this summer due to the continued shortage of paper caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). “We apologize for the delay in delivery. We know this is not ideal and we are so sad that we cannot do any magic,” explained developer Magpie Games. “Sometimes the trips take longer than expected. “
All seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel series, The legend of Korra, are available for streaming on Netflix. The live-action series does not yet have a release date.
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