A scene from ‘A Clockwork Orange’ in the style of an “Ottoman miniature” painting by artist Murat Palta.
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.
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 Minature Style” page on Behance. That said, some might be considered slightly NSFW.
A closer look at the famous “chestburster” scene in ‘Alien’ from the painting above.
A detail of the tiny Ottoman-style Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) killing cockroaches from the painting above.
Jules Winnfield about to ask bad-luck Brett for a bite of his “Big Kahuna Burger.”
Detail of the “Grady Twins” from the painting above.
Some detail from the ‘Kill Bill’ painting above.
‘The Big Lebowski.’
‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’
‘Dawn of the Dead.’
HT: Beautiful Decay
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Things that should exist: Vintage trading cards based on ‘The Shining’
‘Funeral Parade of Roses’: Edgy 1969 Japanese drama that inspired Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’
‘Say hello to my little friend’: Behind-the-scenes of ‘Scarface’