By Cory Doctorow at 8:42 am Tue, Oct 16, 2012
Chawakarn Kongprasert from Bangkok, Thailand, created these illuminated manuscript-style Star Wars illustrations. These are just perfect, the kind of thing that makes me happy to be alive in the 21st century.
Star Wars in Manuscript
(via Making Light)
Was I the only one expecting the title crawl medieval-ized?
Blasphemy !!!! (More please…)
Speaking of Thailand and Star Wars mashups, if you are ever in the area of Chiang Rai, do not miss Wat Rong Khun. You can’t take pictures of the inner sanctuary, where the mural is, so you really do have to kind of go yourself to appreciate it. I notice the Wikipedia page doesn’t appear to have the sculpture of “Buddhist Hell” that you cross over to enter. I’ll see if I can dig mine up.
Oh, hey, I thought this had come up here before.
Here you go.
That is creeptastic.
Early Renaissance? Am I revealing my complete ignorance of art history by saying I would have expected a medieval manuscript to have the perspective way more wonky than that?
The people aren’t potato looking enough. Also not enough creepy miniature adults as baby Jesus. My mom has a love for iconography so I can go on and on.
They look more like like icons http://www.christusrex.org/www2/art/images/icon07.jpg or panels from triptychs http://coosacreek.org/mambo/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/duccio-di-buoninsegna.jpg especially since they have the golden border on them.
But you say icon and people think of the modern meaning.
I also have a series of Star Wars-inspired paintings in the works. The suite is titled ‘SANDSTORM’ and it will show in the summer of 2013 at The Reach Galley Museum in Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
These epic-scale paintings will be done in the style of 19th century Romantic Painter Eugene Delacroix. Please check it out at:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… a bunch of flat-headed flatlanders began to toy with the idea of perspective, ever so slightly.
This is cool, but cooler is this traditional Malaysian shadow puppet version of Star Wars by Tintoy Chuo: http://thissortofthing.com/index/2012/9/4/malaysian-shadow-puppet-version-of-star-wars-in-the-works.html
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