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Famous Sci-Fi Scenes Painted As 16th Century Ottoman Miniatures


In what amounts to be the coolest thesis project ever, Istanbul artist Murat Palta depicted scenes from popular Western  films using classic motifs from 16th century Ottoman miniatures, including a lot of moments from our  favorite science fiction classics. Hit the jump to marvel at his art/mourn the mediocrity of your thesis in comparison!

Alien

 

The Shining

 

Terminator 2


Kill Bill


Inception

What a cool way to finish up art school!

(via I09 and Behance.)

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  • http://twitter.com/giapet gia manry

    This is awesome! It reminds me of a story that was in a “folk tales from around the world” book I had as a kid which, of course, was vaguely middle eastern. (I learned later that the story is actually from the Arabian Nights, “The Ebony Horse.”)

  • http://shiftercat.livejournal.com/ ShifterCat

    Han Solo in a tiny fez is far more entertaining than it should be.