Luthien

luthien - 20 percent

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“Luthien” depicts a scene from J. R. R. Tolkien’s, The Silmarillion (a prequel to The Lord of the Rings). Tolkien’s tale of Luthien tells how she, the most beautiful of all elves, wandered and danced through middle earth until she feel in love with Beren (a mortal man). But, her father (King Thingol) forbad their love, because he both hated men and knew that their love would mean Luthien would lose her immortality.

The tale of Luthien and Beren is similar to that of Aragorn and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings (in the movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn sings the “Lay of Luthien” to the hobbits).

I tried to capture the innocence and beauty of Luthien, dancing in the unfading grass of Middle Earth.

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Size: 24″ x 18″

Drawn: 2003-2004

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