Turkish artist Murat Palta’s Classic Movies in Miniature Style are hilarious illustrations that interpret contemporary movies in the style of Ottoman miniatures. The young artist began this clever project as a graduation thesis and, after a lot of positive feedback, he began to develop the series by “combining global with local, traditional with contemporary, and adding a bit of humor” to a variety of movie plots including Goodfellas, Alien, Inception, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and Scarface.
In Ottoman miniature style, the illustrations feature very vivid reds, golds, blues, and greens, and the flat figures are not particularly detailed. Palta integrated social traditions, fashion, and luxurious textiles of the Ottoman empire with expressive scenes that appear almost ritualistic. The decorative backgrounds and aged paper create the sensation that we have just stumbled upon a little piece of history with a bit of a modern twist.
A Clockwork Orange