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Tolkien Artists, The Bros. Hildebrandt: Loose Ends and That's All Folks

drogo
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Feb 17 2007, 10:04pm


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Thanks for a very lively, interesting discussion this week, especially with the jump to the new board. I know the Hildebrandts are not necessarily to everyone's liking, but they do occupy an important place in the history of Tolkien illustration. Although Tim Kirk was the first fan artist to be featured in the 1975 Tolkien Calendar, it was the three Hildebrandt calendars that arguably made Tolkien art commercially viable and in a way made possible the work of later artists such as Lee, Nasmith, Howe, and many others. Their art does reflect the time in which it was made, but for those like me who first discovered Tolkien in the era in which they were producing these images, the Hildebrandts will always be remembered. Some will even remember them fondly! Tongue

And squire, I still love you even if I have a restraining order out! You cannot come within 50 yards of a baby-faced Hobbit or a skewed horizon line!

Some other miscellaneous images I wanted to throw out (and if you have an image you would like to discuss, please post the link!



"An Unexpected Party" (1976)

http://img.photobucket.com/...Unexpected_Party.jpg

"A Journey in the Dark" (This is one of their more recent paintings finished in 2000)

http://img-fan.theonering.net/...he_tolkien_years.jpg

"The Siege of Minas Tirith" (1977)

http://img-fan.theonering.net/...ildebrandt/siege.jpg

This is a work commissioned for Inquest Magazine in 1999 in an article on the movies. They had no references to images and actors were not cast, but they heard about the infamous "Xenarwen" idea of having Arwen in the Fellowship, so voila!



And to conclude, here is a recent image of the Black Riders in Bree




(Formerly drogo of the two names!)

(This post was edited by drogo on Feb 17 2007, 10:06pm)

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Tolkien Artists, The Bros. Hildebrandt: Loose Ends and That's All Folks drogo Send a private message to drogo Feb 17 2007, 10:04pm
    Arwen Joins the Quest Reera the Red Send a private message to Reera the Red Feb 18 2007, 12:11am
        Well, that does explain Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 12:20am
        Oh, I like that one! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Feb 18 2007, 12:27am
            No story that I know of. Reera the Red Send a private message to Reera the Red Feb 18 2007, 12:38am
                Re: [Reera the Red] No story that I know of. drogo Send a private message to drogo Feb 18 2007, 12:55am
                    Re: [drogo] No story that I know of. Nerdanel Send a private message to Nerdanel Feb 18 2007, 11:58pm
                        "breathes life into Tolkien" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Feb 23 2007, 11:23pm
                    The cover of the original Grotta bio! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 20 2007, 3:56pm
                        mine has two Hildebrandts on the cover a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 21 2007, 1:10am
                            Yes, yours is a decade newer dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 22 2007, 4:56am
                                mine has an Epilogue chapter a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 22 2007, 12:17pm
            Tolkien the time-traveller? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Feb 23 2007, 11:19pm
    Re: [drogo] Tolkien Artists, The Bros. Hildebrandt: Loose Ends and That's All Folks Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 18 2007, 12:28am
    Re: [drogo] Tolkien Artists, The Bros. Hildebrandt: Loose Ends and That's All Folks a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 12:31am
        dang I keep forgetting to change my subject line!! [nt] a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 12:31am
        Alas for the loss of Mod... loved it. Cirdan the Shipwright Send a private message to Cirdan the Shipwright Feb 19 2007, 9:06pm
            thanks, originally a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 19 2007, 11:29pm
    Re: [drogo] Tolkien Artists, The Bros. Hildebrandt: Loose Ends and That's All Folks Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Feb 18 2007, 12:47am
        This of course has been much discussed, Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 1:17am
            Re: [Aerin] This of course has been much discussed, Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Feb 18 2007, 1:39am
                That's another good point, as well. Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 6:40am
                    Not completely unique Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Feb 18 2007, 6:56pm
                        True, women of Haleth Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 9:51pm
                            Another historical note Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Feb 18 2007, 11:51pm
                                Re: [Beren IV] Another historical note Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 19 2007, 12:43am
                                See Elizabeth's note, plus Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 19 2007, 6:45am
                More Arwen in the books than most readers catch. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Feb 23 2007, 11:40pm
            Re: [Aerin] This of course has been much discussed, Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 18 2007, 6:16pm
                I think the movies came close to Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 10:09pm
    Some unexpected brilliance linkin-artelf Send a private message to linkin-artelf Feb 19 2007, 3:09am
        "Journey in the Dark" is the chapter title dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 20 2007, 4:07pm
        Orcs did wear cloaks. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Feb 23 2007, 11:34pm
    Unexpected Joy! Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Feb 19 2007, 11:19am
        "a heavy front plane" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Feb 23 2007, 11:44pm

 
 
 

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