May 24th, 2006

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Frodo in New Art Travesty ~ "St. Sebastian Healed by St. Irene"….

A new “Frodo as St. Sebastian” manip....

(I got a little carried away fiddling with this manip and made two versions. I am unable to choose which I finally preferred, so I am posting both.)

~ Detail of Frodo as St. Sebastian, by Francesco del Cairo.

As you art fans know, St. Sebastian is a favourite subject in Western art. Since the Renaissance, he has typically been depicted as stripped and bound to a post or column, pierced by arrows....
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The pathos of this manip is highly suited to the poem jan-u-wine made for it. Written from Ioreth's point of view, it's a gorgeous poem, simple, spare, and eloquent.
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