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Turkish Artist Reinterprets Horror Movies in Classic Miniature Art Style

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Alien Persian miniature

One of the main styles of historical Persian art is the Miniature, which originated sometime around the 13th century and rose to popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries - Turkey and India eventually adopting the unique style.  Miniature art is characterized by bright colors, with elaborate scenes brought to life on such small pieces of paper that you sometimes need a microscope to notice all of the intricate details.

Turkish artist Murat Palta found in this style all the inspiration he needed for a highly unique art project, which saw him imagining a world where the posters for some of his favorite movies were created by Persian artisans of the past.  "It all started two years ago with an experiment to blend traditional 'oriental' motifs and contemporary 'western' cinema," he says.  "After a positive response to 'Ottoman Star Wars,' I decided to take the theme further, and developed more film posters using the same technique."

The illustrations ended up being compiled into a portfolio for Palta's art school graduation thesis, which I'd have to imagine is the coolest school thesis that's ever been put together.

Check out Palta's takes on The Shining and Alien below, and see more over on his website!

Shining Persian Miniature

Alien Persian miniature

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