Cor Blok

Studies of the Art and Artists Inspired by the Writings of J.R.R.Tolkien
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Postby Beren » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:42 pm

ok let us talk about it at oxonmoot then!!
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Postby Iolanthe » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:43 pm

Hey - you're going, Beren? Wonderful!
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Postby Beren » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Iolanthe wrote:Hey - you're going, Beren? Wonderful!


It will be my first time! Looking forward to it!!
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Postby marbretherese » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:37 pm

We'll see you there, Beren!
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Postby Iolanthe » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:34 pm

You'll probably find us lurking around the art room!
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Postby Beren » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:36 pm

Friday I hope to go to the English Faculty Library and for the rest I'll see where I am... don't know what to expect so open for anything!!
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Postby Iolanthe » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:48 pm

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Beren's Tolkien Library site has an exciting update! His book about Cor Blok's work will be available in September and I've already pre-ordered it. It's called A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings and you can find out more about it at his site here :D .


From The Tolkien Library:


Readers will find Cor Blok's work refreshing, provocative, charming and wholly memorable – the bold and expressive style that he created stands as a unique achievement in the history of fantasy illustration. Rarely has an artist captured the essence of a writer's work in such singular fashion; the author himself agreed, and what higher accolade is there?
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Postby marbretherese » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:01 pm

A hundred Cor Blok paintings to enjoy :D

I've already put it on my Amazon Wishlist. So will have to be patient until Christmas . . .
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Postby Lindariel » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:47 pm

Oh YAYYYY!!!! I MUST have this!! Congratulations Beren! What a wonderful achievement! I have signed up to be notified as soon as both this and the 2012 Tolkien Calendar with MORE lovely Cor Blok paintings are available.
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Postby Merry » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:47 am

What a handsome book for a unique artist!
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Postby Iolanthe » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:42 pm

The cover illustration for next year's Tolkien Calendar is fantastic - I love it. What a treat this all is :D .
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Postby Philipa » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:26 am

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Iolanthe. And a big thank you and congratulations to Beren for putting it all together.
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Re: Cor Blok

Postby FANGORN » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:27 pm

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Re: Cor Blok

Postby Merry » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:50 pm

Thanks for posting this, Fangorn! It's interesting to hear him talk about his influences, etc. Still bugs me a little to hear that he doesn't consider himself a Tolkien fan, though.
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Re: Cor Blok

Postby marbretherese » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:19 pm

thanks for this, Fangorn! really interesting to see the man himself describe his art in his own words. I have both the calenders and received the book for Christmas - it's wonderful, and Beren has done a really good job. Blok's work has a charm all its own and I'm glad that he's receiving wider recognition now.
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