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Daily Archives: July 14, 2012

The Golden Gustav Klimt

Today is the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt.

He was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.

Klimt was preoccupied with the female body, and his painting are incredibly sensual.

His most famous paintings are part of  ‘Golden Phase’, where he used gold leaf.

The Kiss

Danae

Adele Bloch Bauer I

Minerva or Pallas Athena

Hope

Death and Life

Tree of Life

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Reality

I have to hand it to Sir PJ.

The man is an absolute genious.

He has managed to transform the Tolkien world of the Hobbit.

Here is a comaprison of the 1970’s animated versions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels about the Hobbits and Middle-earth, and the reality created by Peter jackson.

The 13 dwarves

 

 Bilbo Baggins

Gandalf

Thorin Oakenshield

Fili and Kili

Nori, Ori, and Dori

Gloin and Oin

Bofur, Bifur, and Bombur

Dwalin

Balin

Elrond

Gollum

Barrel Escape

'The Hobbit' movie images

I have to admit, Sir PJ has taken the world of the Hobbit, and created something quite special.

December really couldn’t come soon enough 🙂

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