Going Medieval on Lord of the Rings

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No, it’s not The Last Supper – it’s the Council of Elrond. A friend of mine over at Facebook made me aware of the 100-gigaton-whoopass illustrations in a Tumblr post by egelantier, who explains that these illustrations by Sergey Yuhimov adorned her childhood Russian edition of Lord of the rings.

Have a look at this representation of Gandalf’s confrontation with the balrog on the bridge of Khazad-Dûm:

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For a look at a three-part post with many more illustrations, hop over to Tumblr. These are astounding. I have not had much success finding out more information about Yuhimov on the net, but I’d love to see more of his work.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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