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Tolkien’s Art Is As Rich And Beautiful As His Stories. Why Don’t We Ever See It?

Tolkien’s Art Is As Rich And Beautiful As His Stories. Why Don’t We Ever See It?

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J.R.R. Tolkien needs no introduction, of course. The author of the seminal Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with many other works on Middle Earth, is a household name and a favorite of kids and adults alike. His incredible imagination, spurred by years of studying the ancient cultures of Europe, created an entire unique universe. ...but he wasn't just a writer. He created a visual record of his work as well. His illustrations, rich with texture and color, are just as striking as his stories. They give us a rare, personal glimpse of what he was imagining when he created his tales. Some are polished and completed illustrations. Others are simple pencil sketches he might have done to help him work out the details of the stories. Unfortunately, his artwork is not well known. It wasn't ...