After the Tolkien calendar for The Lord of the Rings (2007), The Children of Hurin (2008) and The Silmarillion (2009), the 2010 Calendar will focus on the landscapes of Lord of the Rings. Normally the Tolkien Calendar always focuses on the most important Tolkien work released that year, it seems this year, since the new Tolkien book called The Legen of Sigurd and Gudrun is not Middle-earth related, that tradition is now broken. Does this mean the new Tolkien book is not illustrated or that the Tolkien calendar and diary 'needs' to portray images of Middle-earth?
The official Tolkien calendar 2010 will contain 16 magnificent landscape paintings by renowned artist Ted Nasmith, selected from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and featuring several brand new works of art.
In this article I told a bit more about the artist Ted Nasmith and released a small interview I did with the artist in September 2007 where we talked about the Tolkien Calendar 2009.
Tolkien Calendar 2010
The Tolkien Calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly looked forward to by Tolkien fans the world over; there is much demand for the annual calendar, with Tolkien calendars from the past 30 years becoming collectors’ items.
This year’s continues in that tradition and is the perfect Christmas gift for lovers of fine fantasy art.The Tolkien Calendar 2010 features 16 of the finest landscape paintings from Ted Nasmith, acclaimed Tolkien jacket artist and creator of the illustrated Silmarillion.
The paintings are inspired by Tolkien’s classic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, and this dramatic and beautiful portfolio of work will form the perfect complement to the 2009 Calendar, which featured the landscapes of The Silmarillion.
These works are accompanied by a number of brand new paintings, including some inspired by The Hobbit and Unfinished Tales.From the moonlight poignancy of “Last Sight of Hobbiton”, and the elegant grandeur of “Rivendell”, to the lightning-ravaged desolation of “Across Gorgoroth”, this superlative collection takes the reader of a breathtaking journey through the beauty and drama of Middle-earth. It represents the very finest works by the artist, and promises to be a truly memorable calendar.
From the moonlight poignancy of "The Last Sight of Hobbiton" and the elegant grandeur of "Rivendell" to the lightning-ravaged desolation of "Across Gorgoroth," the superlative collection of images in this diary depicts a breathtaking journey across Middle-earth. Each scene is taken from Tolkien’s classic masterpieces The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Unfinished Tales and accompanied by selections from the texts. A selection of color sketches and alternative versions of the finished paintings from acclaimed artist Ted Nasmith are also included along with quotes and facts about Tolkien and his work.
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