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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 133 - With apologies to Filippo Brunelleschi

16th June 2014 (11:54)

Second part of the chibi version of the story I also covered in the fic 'A Matter of Perspective'.

Filippo Brunelleschi was the Florentine sculptor, architect and painter from the 15th century who's credited with inventing linear perspective - that is, the way of depicting the illusion of three-dimensional shapes on a two-dimensional surface. In this cartoon, I've given his discovery to Fëanor and Nerdanel instead. Sorry, Filippo.

Part 132: With apologies to Filippo Brunelleschi

Next time: Part 134: Here comes the bride

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 16th June 2014 16:02 (UTC)

Elves use tablecloths? I thought they just dined on a bed of leaves or somesuch?

(And that trick always makes me think of this.)

(And talk of perspectives always make me think of "Why do the columns around the Parthenon look straight?" "Because they are.")

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 16th June 2014 23:55 (UTC)

That's Wood-Elves you're thinking of. These are highly civilised Noldor!

The inspiration for Nerdaenel's ideas on sculpture was actually based on the idea of the Parthenon, even if the story turns out to be apocryphal in reality.

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