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Earth of fire

Actualité volcanique, Articles de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié le par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #Actualités volcaniques

Jocelyn Lardy shares his latest work, mixing Tolkien's fiction, Lord of the Rings, and volcanology, with Mount Doom as a backdrop.
Located in Mordor, a region of north-western Middle-earth, Mount Doom, in Sindarin Orodruin (Red Flame Mountain) is where Soron forges the Power Rings, including the Unique Ring.

Epic of the Lord of the Rings - The Mount Doom - © Work by Jocelyn Lardy.

Epic of the Lord of the Rings - The Mount Doom - © Work by Jocelyn Lardy.

The painter at work.- © Work by Jocelyn Lardy.

The painter at work.- © Work by Jocelyn Lardy.

When this ring is thrown into the lava, Mount Doom enters in a cataclysmic eruption, at the moment of a gigantic battle where giant mammoths meet, in a rain of volcanic bombs, the grouped shots of the Elf archers.
The scene described is pure invention, and a pretext to paint an erupting volcano.

 

The work in its beginnings, and detail on the Elf archers - A click to enlarge - © Work of J.LardyThe work in its beginnings, and detail on the Elf archers - A click to enlarge - © Work of J.Lardy

The work in its beginnings, and detail on the Elf archers - A click to enlarge - © Work of J.Lardy

Detail on the Mount Doom in cataclysmic Eruption - © Work of Jocelyn Lardy

Detail on the Mount Doom in cataclysmic Eruption - © Work of Jocelyn Lardy

Detail on the impact of a bomb - © Work of Jocelyn Lardy

Detail on the impact of a bomb - © Work of Jocelyn Lardy

In the adaptation of the Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson, the volcano representing Mount Doom is the Ngauruhoe in New Zealand. Due to the sacredness of the volcano for the Maori living in this region, the director was not allowed to film the summit slopes of the Ngauruhoe, and had to fall back on images of the neighboring Ruapehu.

The Ngauruhoe and the Ruapehu seen from Tongariro - photo © Guillaume Piolle / CC BY 3.0

The Ngauruhoe and the Ruapehu seen from Tongariro - photo © Guillaume Piolle / CC BY 3.0

Sources :

- Galeries de Jocelyn Lardy on his site : http://sjlardy.free.fr/

- Others volcanic works of Jocelyn on this blog :

  * " La colère d'un gris" & "Dans le chaudron du diable" / Earth of fire - overblog

  * "Chasseur de lave au Kamchatka " / Earth of fire- overblog

  * "Surtsey, terre vierge, monde interdit" / Earth of fire- overblog

  * "Voyage au centre de la terre" / Earth of fire - overblog

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