March 5th, 2010

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"Nor Bid the Stars Farewell" by jan-u-wine, illustrated with paintings.


In this piece, jan-u-wine examines Frodo's feelings as he prepares to leave Bag End, remembering the Shire and the people he loves, wondering how much Sam guesses and how much his leaving will hurt them both. This Frodo truly is "Iorhael", old-wise, with a maturity and wisdom shaped and honed by deep love and deep hurt. I think it's brilliantly done, and I hope the paintings suit.

As with the previous poem, this was written to movie-verse; Elanor is a small child rather than a baby.

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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

A great photo artist has gone: Pierre Vinet


Thank you, Pierre Vinet

I can't express how much I love this man's portraits of the trilogy characters. What a way he had of capturing his subjects. I bow my head in memory of this gifted artist whose work has so enriched my love of The Lord of the Rings.

To commemorate his work, I am linking an entry I made a few years ago, presenting scans of his gorgeous black and white portraits from the 2007 calendar.

~ The 2007 Calendar by Pierre Vinet, all images.

ETA: Quint, of Ain't It Cool News has done a very nice commemorative piece on Vinet, with lots of pictures. Here is the link.

~ Mechtild