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Spectacular Film Inspired Paintings by Alice X. Zhang

The Dark Knight

New York-based artist Alice X. Zhang creates spectacular portraits of pop culture characters in their artistically dazzling worlds. As of late, she has been especially inspired by cinema, recreating scenes with her brilliant aesthetic and color palette. Each image is digitally painted in Photoshop, taking her up to 4 hours per painting.

Zhang's collection of images capture cinematic moments from a wide variety of films, including anything from big budget films (The Dark Knight) and foreign hits (Slumdog Millionaire) to indie cult favorites (Lost in Translation) and artistic classics (In the Mood for Love). Ultimately, they each display a sense of appreciation for movies with a creative flair.

A number of Zhang's cinema-inspired illustrations are currently on display in her solo show titled Moments at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York through June 28, 2013.

There Will Be Blood

Pulp Fiction

Lost in Translation

Lon: The Professional

Slumdog Millionaire


Moonrise Kingdom

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Prestige

In the Mood for Love

Les Misrables

Alice X. Zhang website
Alice X. Zhang on deviantART
via [Visual News]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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