Spoke Art is pleased to present Lord of the Thrones, an art show in tribute to the two greatest fantasy epics of all time, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Inspired by the legendary literary works of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien, the exhibition features an array of original paintings and limited edition prints by an all-star roster of international artists.
Over 75 artists were invited to participate, resulting in a dazzling display of character portraits, elaborate environments and iconic themes and motifs from both series. Captivating audiences from multiple generations over the span of 50 years, both series have been wildly successful and have subsequently defined the fantasy genre for their time.
Probably the most obvious link between the two series is the authors’ painstaking amount of detail in their hand-crafted worlds. Both Tolkien and Martin have not only created a fictitious setting but have constructed an entire culture from start to finish. This amount of detail and vastness allows for a bountiful plethora of subject matter for each artist to chose from. Both authors revel in their complex story lines and epic narratives, culminating in a beautifully woven saga of fate and human triumph.
This exhibition is on view through June 2nd - 25th, 2016.