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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Sam Grieves by the Shore ~ screencaps and a poem by jan-u-wine....

Posted on 2006.09.23 at 21:43

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-24 22:03 (UTC) (Link)
Whiteling, a pleasure to see you. I hope the painting is going well.

Actually, not only you pointed out the Freidrich, but also jan-u-wine. When I told her I wanted to post "Soon" (in the next entry), about Frodo longing for Sam's arrival on the other side, she sent me that painting, as well as the Friedrich on the bottom. I used them for Sam, because I thought they portrayed the greyness of the scene and the greyness of Sam's mood as he stood and watched. I made myself look for something else for Frodo.

After you posted about Freidrich, I looked up more of his stuff online. Googling his name I found a WONDERFUL portrait of him in his studio done by Georg Kersting. Here's a link to it at WGA:

http://www.wga.hu/art/k/kersting/caspar2.jpg
Whiteling
whiteling at 2006-10-02 09:02 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Mechtild for posting this fabulous Kersting painting (I only seen it now)! It appears to me, as though it showed the essence of Friedrich's way of working: concentrated, demure and without any gewgaw that could cause distraction. In spite of his romanticistic topics, his compositions were of mathematical precision. The scantiness of his studio brings this treat out even more. He could be a Zen monk, doing calligraphy, striving for THE perfect line.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-02 12:39 (UTC) (Link)
The scantiness of his studio brings this treat out even more. He could be a Zen monk, doing calligraphy, striving for THE perfect line.

Indeed! And Kersting's style, intentional or unintentional, seems to bring that sense out. It seemed to me like a painting from a much earlier era, either like a story illustration by an artist trying for a much older look, or the work of an artist from the early Renaissance -- except for the fact that Friedrich was wearing 19th century dress, of course.
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