Frodo in The Musicians, teaser crop

I've wanted to make a Frodo manip out of this painting for a long time. It's been in my "possibles" file for years. But I never found a face that I thought fit with it. Finally I think I have.
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This post features jan-u-wine's new poem, At the Last. It was written back in December, inspired by a manip made from a self-portrait by 17th-century Flemish painter, Michael Sweerts. Jan's beautiful, bitterweet poem follows the the manip.

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This post features jan-u-wine's new poem, The Road Back. In it, the Shire is lifted up, as perceived through the senses of Frodo. Jan's poem was actually inspired by a 19th century English landscape called "Twilight", painted by William J. Webbe (for more about Webbe, or Webb, go here). I think it's a magical painting, and deeply Shire-ish. As soon as I saw it I thought, "Frodo walked here, Frodo saw this, Frodo laid in this grass and looked at this sky." I sent a copy of it on to Jan, who immediately agreed and soon began to write.

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Happy Birthday, Bilbo and Frodo!

Note: This is the second of this year's two birthday posts. For Jan's birthday poem from Primula's pov, click HERE.

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To celebrate the birthdays of Frodo and Bilbo, this year’s mathom is a [rather silly] manip. Also presented are two poems by jan-u-wine, which are not silly at all. I am hoping her poems will dignify the manip, which is meant to be charming more than convincing. In it the illustrious cousins are wearing party crowns. Or, one could think of it as a portrait of the Halfling Prince and the, um, Halfling Regent.
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~*~~ detail from right panel of Nanette-Rosie Gagnon’s painting for jan-u-wine’s “Across So Wide a Sea”.

Below is a table of links for LJ entries that feature poems of jan-u-wine.

I realised that it was not easy to find them in my LJ. Her poems are listed in my table-of-links pages, but some are with Art Travesties, while others are with screencaps. I thought it would be good, therefore, to list them in one place, all together.
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~ Detail from Manip #1

Note: The Frodo art manips below are made from screencaps from a bed scene between a man and a woman. Nothing actually shows, but the lovers are meant to appear naked under the sheets. I therefore issue warnings for mild erotic content, het, and the faces of actors being used in photomanipulations.
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Estë ( [livejournal.com profile] este_tangletoes ), e-friend, fellow Frodo-fan, and appreciator of art, poetry, and fiction, including the erotic sort, suggested I take a look at the film version of Virginia Woolf’s novel, Orlando. I remembered this film when it came out, attracted to its publicity stills in the media.
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~ detail from Frodo in Caravaggio’s “The Lute Player”

Yes, it’s time for a new manip, this one based on the Baroque master, Caravaggio. Full entry )
ETA #1:
More about 1986 film )
ETA #2:
About Caravaggio's second boy-model, 'Cecco' )
Since posting my new "Frodo Art Travesty" manip...

Frodo and the Enamoured Woman (detail below), one of the Tolkien friends with whom I correspond, jan-u-wine, was inspired to write a poem to go with it. She is a writer of very perceptive, very fine LotR poetry (a link to her works appears below her poem).

What she wrote for this manip was so evocative to me of what might have transpired in the mind of Frodo when faced with the spectacle of such love for him in the face of another, I decided to edit it into my entry.

Here it is....

The Fields of Forever by jan-u-wine

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Crop of new manip:

This week while looking for tasteful photographs of lovers (to use as models for my erotic illustrations, should I ever make them), I found a head-and-shoulders painting-like photograph of two lovers, a man and a woman. It made me squee with manip-making excitement.

So, in honour of March 25, the day the Ring went into the fire, I present to you my latest Frodo Art Travesty manip....
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Preview image:

Inspired by the wonderfully trashy book cover [livejournal.com profile] aussiepeach made for [livejournal.com profile] mariole ("the Ripper")'s birthday (visit her LJ to check it out - bwahahaha!), I decided to make the "Pulp Fiction Frodo" manip I'd been planning to do for weeks. I'd been saving it for a rainy day. (O.K. so it's not raining, it's snowing.)
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Happy Birthday, Mariole:
Ripper Extraordinaire!

You made me do it....
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