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Old 01-01-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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I just found this site of paintings by Crispin Thornton Jones & couldn't believe how much they reflect my own mental images of Middle-earth.

http://www.crispinthorntonjones.com/gallery.php?idx=0

http://www.crispinthorntonjones.com/originalworks.php

Any more suggestions for art that evokes Middle-earth (excluding actual illustrations of scenes from the books).

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Old 01-01-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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some of these remind me of the world of ME before the great sundering at the End of the First Age
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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I just found this site of paintings by Crispin Thornton Jones & couldn't believe how much they reflect my own mental images of Middle-earth.

http://www.crispinthorntonjones.com/gallery.php?idx=0

http://www.crispinthorntonjones.com/originalworks.php

Any more suggestions for art that evokes Middle-earth (excluding actual illustrations of scenes from the books).

Great paintings. You are referring to the landscapes, I am guessing? Because at first I thought you meant this guy actually made Middle-earth paintings concerning Tolkien and his stories. If you're talking about the landscapes...I agree.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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It would be the light, the kind of illumination, as well as the intensity of the colours, in both davem's and StW's artists, which remind you both of Middle-earth? Or simply the kind of geography shown? The land is not wild, but neither is it dominated by agricultural control.
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I REALLY like Ted Nasmith's landscapes, though his people are lame.

Those Masterslight paintings are swell, too...though I could do without the new age piano...
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:59 AM   #6
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http://www.sedona.tv/terbush/index.htm

http://www.terbushgalleries.com/tsitsog.jpg

Check out this painting by Terbush called "To Stand In The Shadow of God". Its as close as I could ever imagine anyone painting the unspoiled Middle-earth before anyone else arrived there. Some of his landscapes are just amazing for the epic presentation and multi-light sources which give it a feel of other worldlyness.

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It would be the light, the kind of illumination, as well as the intensity of the colours, in both davem's and StW's artists, which remind you both of Middle-earth?
Yes, its all those things plus the epic nature of the landscapes.

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Old 01-04-2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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No one has got as close to Middle Earth for me with a brush as this man has with his camera, but then I am probably biased because so many of the pictures are of my local area which I have always thought could double for parts of ME - Eriador certainly.

http://www.krausphoto.com/index.php
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