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Why is Spider-Man wearing a ruffled neckpiece?

What do you get when you drop Darth Vader, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk into the 17th century? Photographer Sacha Goldberger's images tell the tale.

We're honestly surprised the studio survived a visit from the Incredible Hulk, who was recently appointed the Duke of Hulksmash by the King. Sacha Goldberger

What happens when you try to stuff the Incredible Hulk into a ruffled neckpiece? French photographer Sacha Goldberger set out to answer that question, and more, with his gallery of portraits that capture superheroes and sci-fi characters in the style of 17th-century-style portraits.

In Super Flemish, a series of incredible portraits of Marvel, DC and "Star Wars" characters, Goldberger uses 17th-century Flemish painting techniques of light and shadow to illustrate both nobility and fragility in his subjects.

All your favorites are there, including superheroes Batman and Robin, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, as well as Yoda, Darth Vader, R2D2, C-3PO, Princess Leia and Chewbacca from the "Star Wars" universe, among others. Each portrait is done in the traditional portrait style of the time, where characters would stand or sit still in a studio while an artist painted their image on canvas.

Goldberger has always been fascinated with superheroes, and wanted to give a new take on them. Super Flemish was recently on display at the School Gallery in Paris.

Check out more of Goldberger's portraits in our gallery below, and the complete set on his personal page.