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Seller: donatoart (108)
100.0% positive
Brooklyn, New York, US
Ended Jan 31, 2020 2:00:01 AM
Category: Art:Art Drawings
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Buyer: a***a (574)
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Middle-earth books and Original Art by Donato Giancola This is a charity auction with all proceeds going to benefit the public school LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, where Donato's daughter Cecilia attends as a junior in the Technical Theater Department. Offered here is a rare set of 3 books - Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Middle-earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend- a 18" x 24" print Descent from Caradhras three bookmarks, and the original unique drawing 'Two Great Trolls' appearing in the Journeys in Myth and Legend book, page 82. All inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's writings on Middle-earth. All items are signed by Donato and offered direct from his studio. Two Great TrollsThe final conflict in Moria evolves as two great trolls cast their stone slabs across the fiery chasm. From J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring 11" x 14" Watercolor pencil and chalk on paperOriginal, unique work of art by Donato Giancolaappearing in the Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend book, page 82 The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Ominibus edition, 3:1 from the Science-fiction Book Club, published in 2000 Cover art by Donato and signed by Donato on back cover flap The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien edition from the Science-fiction Book Club, published in 2001 Cover art by Donato and signed by Donato on back cover flapMiddle-earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend by Donato Giancola200 pages, large format, 14" x 10" (36cm x 25cm) full color hard coverSigned by Donato and embossed with the Sigil of the Kings of Gondor on the title page Nearly 200 stunningly realistic paintings and drawings bring the greatest fantasy epic of all time to life in this full illustrated book by Donato. Classical realism unites with contemporary storytelling as artist Donato Giancola explores the mythic grandeur and the iconic characters and history of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings saga. Descent from Caradhras Giclee Print 18" x 24" - 46cm x 61cm
 Signed by Donato and Embossed with the Donato Art Studio logoprint number 81 of 1000 Comments on Journeys in Myth and Legend: "Donato has made it his life's work to translate Tolkien's words into compelling visuals, with gorgeous oil paintings and drawings reminiscent of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. His interpretations of Middle-earth span his entire career, from private commissions to the 2001 edition of the graphic novel adaptation of The Hobbit, all collected in this massive compendium--a must-have for collectors of Tolkien and fantasy.""There's more to Donato Giancola's art than just a pretty face. Underneath the incredibly meticulous surface of his paintings is concealed a love of perspective and form, an intimate understanding of the human body, a historian's knowledge of costume and armour, an infallible sense of implicit narrative, visual storytelling and mythical history. It's just that you're so rapt gazing at all the mind-blowingly pretty bits that you tend to miss it. Look again. There's a lot more to see. -John Howe, painter, illustrator, conceptual artist Shipping worldwide. International bidders welcome.
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