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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!



The Shining


Terminator 2

Kill Bill


What a cool way to finish up art school!

(via I09 and Behance.)

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  • 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.”)

  • ShifterCat

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