Sunday, November 17, 2013

Donato Giancola: From Middle Earth to Outer Space and Beyond

Today I traveled to Huntsville, Al to visit the Huntsville Museum of Art for the opening ceremonies of a new exhibition entitled Donato Giancola: From Middle Earth to Outer Space and Beyond.

Donato was on hand for the opening, and took the (considerable) crowd through each of the four rooms given over to some sixty examples of his work, speaking in each room about one or two of the paintings on display. The collection is arranged along four themes: Middle-Earth, Mythological Realism, Science Fiction, and Space/Astronauts, with a room set aside for each.

Obviously, we saw amazing work, from The Doors of Obernewtyn to Shaman's Loss, to his cover for The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic, to art for Star Wars and Marvel comics, to the phenomenal personal piece (and Spectrum Gold winner) Prometheus (picked left).

Donato Giancola: From Middle Earth to Outer Space and Beyond runs from November 16, 2013 until January 19, 2014. If you are anywhere near Huntsville, AL or can be, you owe it to yourself to check out this show. It is a once in a life time opportunity to view such a wealth of work from one of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy art.

November 16, 2013 - January 19, 2014
opening reception Sunday, November 17th,  2-4pm
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street S
Huntsville, AL  35801


Donato said...

Hi Lou!

Thank you for the write up and such a great pleasure to see you and your son at the opening event. It warmed my heart to know you made that long trip just to see the art!

Best of luck with all your books.


Lou Anders said...

Hi Donato,
It was an amazing show. After we got home, my son went through every page of Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth and pronounced it "Amazing."