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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"In Dremes" by jan-u-wine, with three paintings.

Posted on 2010.03.22 at 09:18

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2010-03-23 01:40 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Telstar. And your remarks about the location in the painting, that you were actually there, are so cool! Here is a link to the whole painting (open it up all the way to save it, it's a big file):

http://pics.livejournal.com/mechtild/pic/000f9cd2

You'll be able to see many more details. I'm sure you will recognize every feature. I cropped the painting to use in the post (which is why it says "detail" next to the title). I thought the figures on the right took away from its applicability to the poem, in which I sense Frodo envisioning the Sea with no one else present.
telstar109
telstar_gold at 2010-03-23 11:58 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thanks for that link - it's an amazing sight! LOL, I don't know about recognising every feature. Weymouth itself looks rather different now, as you can see in this photo, which is a similar view, though taken from closer to the town. You can see how developed it is now - and don't be deceived by the empty beach. I can guarantee that the further end, where all the action is, is packed solid! It's still a quaint old town, though, and much of the surrounding countryside would probably still be recognisable to Constable.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2010-03-23 12:51 (UTC) (Link)
That's quite a difference! It reminds me of a set of images in the newish book on Tolkien's art, showing the view of the town he painted, and a photo of the town today. All the fields and woods he painted are covered up. He'd probably weep, poor love.

P.S. Love your icon. Is it a detail from am old painting?
telstar109
telstar_gold at 2010-03-23 13:47 (UTC) (Link)
The icon is by semyaza, as is this one, and the previous one of a ship. She's an expert at iconising exquisite details from old illustrated books, manuscripts, maps etc. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2010-03-23 13:51 (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, that's wonderful too! I think I've seen her icons before, back when I'd see her posts in people's LJ's. Very beautiful,intriguing icons they were.
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