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Oct 6 2012, 6:18pm

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 in the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris, I know more about the artistic background that influenced Tolkien. Many of Tolkien's paintings show Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau designs there is some information on that they were a lasting inspiration to him, It seems clear, too, that he agreed with the underlying philosophy of Morris and his followers, which looked back to a much earlier time: that the 'lesser' arts of handicraft embodied truth and beauty no less than the 'fine' arts of painting and sculpture. They go on to note the many references to crafts in Tolkien's written works - in Smith of Wootton Major, for example, and in the Elves of Middle-earth.
This was picked up by the artists who designed the movie sets and props, Rivendell especially is strongly influenced by Art Nouveau, very appropriately so; the combination of natural subjects and stylized design seems very Elf-like to me.

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