Abstract — Oxonmoot 2024

This year I’m delighted to take part in my fourth in-person Oxonmoot, and my sixth in total. Here is the abstract I submitted and which was picked as part of the programme:

Visions of Númenor: The Land of Gift as pictured by Alan Lee and Rings of Power

2022 has brought new depictions of an area of Middle-earth that had not been the focus of adaptations so far—Númenor. Amazon Prime’s Rings of Power took its spectators to a reimagined Second Age much indebted visually to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies, while Alan Lee continued his exploration of Arda with accompanying illustrations to The Fall of Númenor edited by Brian Sibley. The two entirely different and unrelated projects brought this pseudo-Atlantis to the foreground, and steeped its iconography in Antiquity, with surprisingly similar sources of inspiration for surprisingly dissimilar results. In this paper I offer to compare and contrast those depictions, shedding light on the way artists read the Akallabêth and how they interpret it.


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Marie Bretagnolle (22 juin 2024). Abstract — Oxonmoot 2024. Tolkien & illustration. Consulté le 13 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/11vgf


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