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Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin by DonatoArts Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin by DonatoArts
Oil on Linen 112" x 73"

A recently completed work for a private collection. An exciting celebration of both the Hudson River School landscape painters and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. I have an extensive write up and dialog on the work online at:

muddycolors.blogspot.com/2013/…

Enjoy!

Donato
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:iconhitori-bocchi:
Hitori-bocchi Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Everything is absolutely perfect in this work. i fall in love with it.
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:iconmarwil-arts:
marwil-arts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Great Job - thumbs up !! More like this.
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:icongreenhatman:
Greenhatman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Wow!  The color, the composition, lighting, and especially attention to detail make this perhaps the most beautiful picture of Gondolin I've ever seen.  Bravo!
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh well done!
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:iconomnivore7:
omnivore7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Gosh......
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:iconthestrategos:
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :D !
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:iconvorondara:
Vorondara Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Beautiful perspective
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:iconreborn-taltos:
Reborn-Taltos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
So beutyful!
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:iconsauravs911:
sauravs911 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Takes me back to the days of the Silmarillion......great work!
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:iconthundertwinkies:
thundertwinkies Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Hah. I've ben reading the silmarillion a lot recently. Nice picture.
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thundertwinkies Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
*been
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lester-the-quaestor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I always had a real difficulty visualizing Gondolin. Your fortress and lush landscape is quite a good interpretation. If anything, you made Gondolin look too accessible.
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Grey-Earl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As i saw this picture,i directly looked the pic up in the book and must say:
you should better have illustrated the book :D
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:iconthe-nalkiahn:
The-Nalkiahn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Did a good job of making the world look fantastical
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:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive piece Donato. This feels like it needs to be seen at actual size to get a full feel of it's grandeur.
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutly beautifull 
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:iconomnicogni:
omnicogni Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   General Artist
What a masterpiece! (I would only point out that the eagles' proportions and shape could be better: if I may say so, on your next go at these birds  the best would be to look for references of golden eagles which were the inspiration for the lord of rings/hobbit movies).
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:icontomolan:
Tomolan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013

Beautiful.

 

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Centurion6755 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Of all the work you have listed on DA this is my favorite.  I could go on and on about all the things I love about this piece, but what it really boils down to is this: the painting is nearly perfect.  I especially like the eagles and the motion you've caught in their wings.
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Khelmer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome...
The colors and details are beautiful and amazing, the epic scenery is outstanding. The city, the mountains, everything is just great.
Nice job! n..n
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VelsingDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
amazing work, the tragedies in the Silmaril make Game of Thrones seem a happy story :(
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LotROLaurelin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive illustration! I was held in awe for a while when I first looked at this beautiful and realistic piece.
And I am glad to see that you have read the words aright. From what I can now recall, J.R.R. Tolkien uses the word bear. It seems that the Eagles did just that-bore them (not only Hurin and Huor but other characters too in various mentions) with their talons.
So well done for that as well.
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Your works - along with John Howe's - are clearly the best illustrations complementing Tolkien's work. :aww:
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't forget Alan Lee. :noes:
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Excellent!
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:iconevershear:
Evershear Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Photographer
Wonderful!
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:iconannael-88:
Annael-88 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
So damn beautifull! Just perfect!! The whole scene, mountains, Gondolin looks exactly like i imagine it Heart +fav
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:icongyromorgian:
Gyromorgian Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so rare to see art of the Legendarium that's outside of LOTR, and even rarer to see it this good. This is awesome.
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Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just majestic 
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:iconripplingembers:
RipplingEmbers Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful picturing of this scene. It looks perfect. :D
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work!
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:iconkrazzulimaii:
Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forget, what is this from? Awesome work, by the way. Love the perspective you used
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:iconalexandresama:
alexandresama Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's from Children of Húrin by professor JRR Tolkien
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:iconhexorl:
hexorl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
i  only say....WOW ! I'd like to see it at full scale, it must be amazing
I like all the details
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:iconswiftstart:
Swiftstart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful *,*
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:iconelitemasterchief:
EliteMasterChief Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Holy mother mercy this is epic!
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:iconbattlefairies:
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Aw man you know so well how to lead the eye...!

Great poses and an overall great picture... Thank you for sharing!
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Tolkien a go go baby!
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:iconzomburai:
Zomburai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Holy hell. Simply amazing depth of field and detail.
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:iconnonier:
NonieR Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Stunning!

--Nonie
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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