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July 3rd, 2012, 11:32 PM #1
Help me identify a piece of artwork, artist
Okay, this isn't a piece of fiction I.D., it's a work of fantasy art. It was a painting put out very widely as a framed and poster print in the 1980's. It's called "The Citadel." I've had it forever, but I don't know who the artist is. The picture fits in a drawn circle. There's a blue colored (snow) mountain range in the background with a nighttime sky and a small orange moon, then a line of volcanic fire (with volcanic lava rocks in the bottom foreground.) A brown stone, fairy taleish castle with many turrets is perched on the back of a giant human figure made of stones on a green patch of ground. In the lower left corner, a red and blue winged dragon perches and spits a jet of flame toward the stone man hill. In style, it's a bit Whelan-like, but not necessarily his.
I've tried to do several Internet searches, but had no luck. If anyone knows whose picture it is, let me know.
July 3rd, 2012, 11:46 PM #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2000
- NSW, Australia
Do you have a smartphone? You could try using Google Goggles.
July 4th, 2012, 12:23 PM #3
Is this the one? If so, its Jim Kirwan.
Last edited by PeterWilliam; July 4th, 2012 at 12:48 PM.
July 6th, 2012, 11:39 PM #4
Yes, that's it exactly! Thanks, Peter.
July 8th, 2012, 09:24 PM #5
July 8th, 2012, 09:30 PM #6
I also went to his site, and discovered that one of his paintings of a unicorn was also used in a unicorn themed calendar I was given (hey, I was 12.) It's also in a circle, so yeah, I think that was his thing. But he also has a number of different pieces I like. But I love the stone man in Citadel, and so have kept it. It's nice to know who the artist is -- I tried some searches, but couldn't nail it.