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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Tolkien's Landscapes 4: 'Mirkwood' ~ pictures by Tolkien, poem by jan-u-wine.

Posted on 2013.07.12 at 16:11


Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2013-07-26 02:08 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I love that low running wind ruffling the floor of the forest! Lovely images throughout of the forests' changes in fortune.

I favor the painting over the print and the love he lavishes on the bark variations. Those are a very tiny Beleg and Gwindor, or those are gigantic mushrooms that to look upon would kill a hobbit with instant, overwhelming, culinary joy. :-P

I see Charles and Elsa icons! (-: Saki says hello!
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-27 17:29 (UTC) (Link)
these really are very beautiful pictures. What a wonder of a man he was!

I want to write a separate piece for Beleg and Gwindor, just have had no time....yet!

It is a damn good thing that the Ring was not a mushroom. THe claiming might have occurred a great deal sooner. And it should have been the Saute Pan of Doom!
mechtild at 2013-07-27 20:35 (UTC) (Link)
Elsa and Charles send Saki greetings!

You know, those really are tremendous mushrooms. I thought the elf characters looked awfully small, looking at the picture, but I ascribed it to the great size of the tree roots. But your comment prompts me to think it's the mushrooms that make the elves look so tiny, now that my attention is drawn to them. They're whoppers! I wonder if in 1927-28, the year when the picture was made, Tolkien still thought of the elves were as diminutive? His very early pieces depicted elves as small, as was then the traditional portrayal. But, no, of course not. Even the earliest versions of the Silmarillion stories were peopled by elves and humans that shared the same [basic] stature.

I guess they're just giant mushrooms! :)

Edited at 2013-07-27 08:36 pm (UTC)
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