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smile - Golden cart Frodo

Jan-u-wine's "The Road Back", with illustrations (manips, paintings by Webbe and Cuyp).

Posted on 2010.01.15 at 14:04


mechtild at 2010-01-15 23:23 (UTC) (Link)
I love the way you describe Frodo walking in the Shire, Pearl. Yes, he does have a "strong and determined ... and somehow wistful" look to him. It's the light that fires me, though. What a lovely image of Frodo in the Shire.

The Webbe: actually, I put that link in the post, but under the artist's name. But perhaps I need to say something like, "read more about Webbe here", and put the link under the "here". That's what I usually have done. ETA: I went ahead and made that change, Pearl.

I really do love that Webbe painting. And while I can see his relation to the Pre-Raphaelites in terms of style, I can't picture most of my Pre-Raph guys painting purely a landscape. A landscape in which to put a subject, yes, a woman (or a goat, like Holman Hunt), or a larger pictoral narrative, but a landscape as such, a picture with no people, no tale or moral or allegory to illustrate. In that he reminds me of the Renaissance Dutch and Flemish masters, not so much the landscape artists who depicted complete scenes, but the ones whose paintings of faithfully, almost reverently rendered patches of turf, vases of flowers, or produce spread across a table cloth can make me weep.

Edited at 2010-01-15 11:41 pm (UTC)
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