Friday, 14 February 2014

nakkaşhane

Via the ever serendipitous Neat-o-Rama comes a gallery from artist Murat Palta brilliantly depicting classic film scenes in the style of Ottoman miniature, the distinctive illuminated texts of the Sufi tradition. Nakkaşhane refers to the studios where the miniaturists worked and bound their painting. There are quite a few clever renderings, like the ones for Inception, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Alien, but my favourite (so far) was this reinterpretation of Return of the Jedi.