Wes Anderson Movie Sets Recreated in Cute, Miniature Dioramas

Wes Anderson’s per­fec­tion­ist films often look like doll­hous­es enlarged to fit in human actors, but Barcelona-based illus­tra­tor Mar Cerdà has one-upped the direc­tor and cre­at­ed her own minia­ture dio­ra­mas repli­cat­ing sets from sev­er­al of his films.

This is metic­u­lous work done in water­col­or, then pre­cise­ly cut and com­bined into scenes both two- and three-dimen­sion­al. For any­one who has tried to cut some­thing very small and fid­dly with an x‑acto knife, you’ll appre­ci­ate her skill. (The artist in me is com­plete jel­ly, as they say.) So far she has recre­at­ed the concierge desk from The Grand Budapest Hotel, the berth from The Dar­jeel­ing Lim­it­ed, and the bath­room from The Roy­al Tenen­baums, com­plete with Mar­got and her mom Ethe­line. (If you look deep­er, you will also find this mini Mar­got box.)

Her love of Ander­son is no sur­prise if you look at the oth­er work in her port­fo­lio. Her book Famil­iari is a series of fig­ures that can be flipped to make “80,000 dif­fer­ent fam­i­lies,” all of which give off the Tenen­baum group shot vibe. And her lov­ing­ly detailed recre­ation of an entry in a Menor­ca-locat­ed house shares a love of cute and col­or­ful with the director’s art direc­tion.

Dio­ra­mas aside, by the way, her water­col­or tech­nique as well as her fig­u­ra­tive work is on point.

Cur­rent­ly, Cerdà is work­ing on a Star Wars-themed dio­ra­ma because, hey why not? Most every­body in the world loves that uni­verse. And she also just fin­ished a recre­ation of a scene from Zoolan­der. Fol­low her on Insta­gram, because there’s sure to be more to come.

via AV Club

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The Per­fect Sym­me­try of Wes Anderson’s Movies

Books in the Films of Wes Ander­son: A Super­cut for Bib­lio­philes

What’s the Big Deal About Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel? Matt Zoller Seitz’s Video Essay Explains

Ted Mills is a free­lance writer on the arts who cur­rent­ly hosts the FunkZone Pod­cast. You can also fol­low him on Twit­ter at @tedmills, read his oth­er arts writ­ing at tedmills.com and/or watch his films here.

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