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Modtheow
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May 1 2007, 2:42am


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...but really interesting ideas to think about in this post and in the earlier one on symmetry. Thanks, a.s., for putting all of this together.

I don't know how this might relate to Tolkien's art, but I think that you could say his written work is full of symmetries and patterns. I think that he had an idea of history as a recurring process of re-enactments -- Aragorn and Arwen re-enact Beren and Luthien, for example -- though each re-enactment is slightly different, it is still part of a pattern. So you have symmetries that occur in larger patterns. Maybe if that's the way you tend to see the course of history (true or feigned), then you also tend to draw symmetrical patterns? Anyways, just some late night thoughts.....

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J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, Ch. 6: Neurology a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Apr 22 2007, 4:08pm
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