Murat Palta and Persian Miniatures

A little while ago, I posted on Andrey Kuznetsov and his using the Lubok form to show contemporary stories. Now here’s Murat Palta who has used Ottoman miniatures in the same way. Here’s Alien for instance:

And, so you can compare, here is a scene from Terminator 2 that was also done by Kuznetsov in Lubok form:

Why is this stuff interesting? Because it uses ancient techniques to show modern stories. We are able to get a glimpse of our ancestors telling these Hollywood tales. Story is eternal, and all humans tell stories. Neither Alien nor Terminator are narratives beyond the imagination of our ancestors, barring a few technology shifts. Here’s Star Wars:

The Godfather. “Baba”, I love it!

 Murat Palta’s site is here where you can see more, including details from the paintings. 

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2 comments on “Murat Palta and Persian Miniatures

  1. Paula says:

    What time period were these pieces of art?

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