Artist Murat Palta has created a fantastic series of works in which he juxtaposes a famous scene from a well-known film with the style of an Ottoman miniature painting.
The results may alter a viewer’s perception of said films, as Palta’s subjects wear expressionless faces in his paintings—despite (for the most part) being stuck in the midst of all kinds of fictional chaos and mayhem.
It’s The Shining, Kill Bill and Alien as you’ve never seen them before: worked into the Ottoman miniature style by Murat Palta.
Hailing from Turkey, Palta’s first cinematic/Ottoman mashup from 2011 combined characters and scenes from Star Wars and received so much attention that he decided to take on a few other memorable movie scenes.
Such as: the bloodbath at the House of Blue Leaves in Kill Bill, Jack Nicholson’s door-smashing mental breakdown in The Shining and a scene from A Clockwork Orange where the Droogs and Alex DeLarge (played by Malcolm McDowell) put the boot in on a homeless man just for, ahem, kicks.
I think it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re going to dig Palta’s paintings as much as I did. You can also view them in more detail over at Palta’s Classic Movies in Miniature Style page on Behance.
That said, some might be considered slightly NSFW.