Monday, May 20, 2024

The Art Of The Lord Of The Rings!

Something that has been associated with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings from its earliest days is the art of its author J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien was by no means a great artist, but he knew what he imagined in his head and he used his skills to be best of his ability to translate that to page in both words and pictures. 

The Art of The Hobbit brings together Tolkien's own artwork concerning his tale. He was not a bad artist, with his art possessing a naive charm. Mostly we have sketches in this book, but it is also punctuated by some exceedingly handsome color work from Tolkien which were used in the book itself. 

The Art of The Lord of the Rings is a tome very much like the one dedicated to The Hobbit, but it lacks as many of the compelling color pieces which were actually used in the former as illustrations. What we get here are interesting sketches and maps, but nothing which really ignites the imagination in quite the same way. Still, it's nice thing to have on the shelf. 

Check back in at this particular Hobbit hole later today for more Middle-Earth artwork from some masters. 

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