The paintings from Minecraft were first real paintings.

by Aug 7 2015


Paintings in Minecraft.

Paintings in Minecraft.

There are 26 paintings in the game. These are mostly based on paintings by Kristoffer Zetterstrand, who also created the Minecraft versions. In this album, you will be shown the original paintings along with a description of the in-game version of the painting.
 
Kong

Kong

A paper-looking screenshot of the level 100 m. from the original “Donkey Kong" arcade game. In-game known as DonkeyKong.
 
Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil

A painting of the “Mean Midget" from the adventure game Grim Fandango. In-game known as Skeleton.
 
de_aztec

de_aztec

Free-look perspective of the map de_aztec from the video game Counter-Strike. In-game known as Aztec.
 
Target successfully bombed

Target successfully bombed

Painting of the Counter-Strike map de_dust2, named “target successfully bombed" in reference to the game. In-game known as Bomb.
 
 
de_aztec

de_aztec

Free-look perspective of the map de_aztec from the video game Counter-Strike. In-game known as Aztec2.
 
Fighters

Fighters

Two pixelated men poised to fight. Paper versions of fighters from the game “International Karate+". In-game known as Fighters.
 
Wasteland

Wasteland

Painting of a view of some wastelands; a small animal (presumably a rabbit) is sitting on the window ledge. In-game known as Wasteland.
 
Graham

Graham

A small picture of King Graham, the player character in the King's Quest series. In-game known as Graham.
 
Bust

Bust

Painting of a statue bust surrounded by pixelated fire. In-game known as Bust.
 
Match

Match

A hand holding a match, causing pixelated fire on a white cubic gas fireplace. In-game known as match.
 
The Void

The Void

Painting of an angel praying into what appears to be a void with pixelated fire below. In-game known as Void.
 
Skull on Fire

Skull on Fire

A Skull on pixelated fire; in the background there is a moon in a clear night sky. In-game known as BurningSkull.
 
Pointer

Pointer

A painting of the main character of the classic Atari game International Karate (the Karateka character had white hair, this one clearly has black hair) fighting a large hand. It could also be interpreted as the two hands touching as seen in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting. In-game known as Pointer.
 
 
Moonlight Installation

Moonlight Installation

Painting of a skeleton at night with red flowers in the foreground. The original painting is very different, depicting a woman sitting in a couch, while the skull is in the middle of a body of glacial water of sorts. In-game known as SkullAndRoses.
 
Albanian

Albanian

A man wearing a fez in a desert-type land stood next to a house and a bush. As the name of the painting suggests, it may be a landscape in Albania. However Albania is mostly snowy mountains and there are no “deserts", therefore making it impossible to be located in Albania. In-game known as Alban.
 
Kebab med tre pepperoni

Kebab med tre pepperoni

A kebab with three green chili peppers. In-game known as Kebab.
 
RGB

RGB

Painting of a girl that is pointing to a pig on a canvas. In the original version, the canvas shows red, green and blue blocks, representing the three colors of the RGB color model that is typically used by computer displays. In-game known as Pigscene.
 
Seaside

Seaside

Painting of a view of mountains and a lake, with a small photo of a mountain and a dull-colored plant on the window ledge. In Alpha 1.1.1, this painting was replaced, featuring a more colorful plant. There is also an alternate version replacing the plant with a creeper. In-game known as Sea and Creebet respectively.
 
The pool

The pool

Some men and women skinny-dipping in a pool over a cube of sorts. Also there is an old man resting in the lower-right edge. In-game known as Pool.
Bonjour monsieur Courbet

Bonjour monsieur Courbet

Two hikers with pointy beards seemingly greeting each other. This painting is based on the realist painter Gustave Courbet's 1854 painting of the same title. In-game known as Courbet.
Paradisträd

Paradisträd

Still life painting of two plants in pots. “Paradisträd" is Swedish for “Paradise tree", which is a common name for the depicted species in Scandinavia. In-game known as Plant.
 
Wanderer

Wanderer

Painting of a man with a walking stick, traversing rocky plains. An “overdressed hiker", one might say. Reference to Romantic painter Casper David Friedrich's Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. In-game known as wanderer.

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