Comment: Two Towers allusion?

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Two Towers allusion?

Interesting painter, have never heard of him (and my wife is a painter in a classical tradition, she shoul've told me! ;) ).

The one that you linked to somehow reminds me of the Tolkien, especially the Two Towers -- notice the bright white shiny tower on top of devastated left-side hill, and old black one on top of the green mount on the right... Really creepy... Yes, *they* can afford to build those, with enslaved population "free" labor...

Paul B.

P. S. I've just re-read it on the plane, got it second-hand in airport bookstore (?!?! WTF), with original Tolkien's own cover design, one like this: -- the sides are reversed though...