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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Jan-u-wine's 'The Master Observed' and 'Frodo's Lamp', with paintings by Grimshaw and Carlsen.

Posted on 2012.07.14 at 17:39

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2012-07-16 02:19 (UTC) (Link)
What an insightful interpretation of the Grimshaw painting, Ambree, in light of the poem it was chosen to illustrate. "It's clear that Frodo is a stranger there, still yearing for the sweet Shire." Yes, there is something strange or forbidding about it. I love it, for its enchanted quality, apart from the technical expertise, but the dark foreground (battlements, ivy) and high, eye-like moon add a sense of danger or menace to the painting -- "somehow ominous", as you say -- when Frodo's state is kept in mind.

Thanks so much for stopping in and for commenting. You have a keen eye.
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