THE ART OF JOHN HOWE – Journeys trough the worlds of Tolkien

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Conceived by Diane and Jean-Jacques Launier  as a visual art exploration, with commentary, of Tolkien’s oeuvre as well as of the origin of medieval legends, the exhibition presents more than 250 drawings and paintings by John Howe.


An artist of international repute, John Howe first illustrated Tolkien’s novels before taking part in the artistic direction of the two cinematographic trilogies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit alongside filmmaker Peter Jackson. More recently, he has taken part in the artistic production of the series The Rings of Power. Referring to the old poetic and mythological influences shows us to what degree the richness of Tolkien’s works of fiction and of the medieval imaginary take their sources from the echo of those distant times.



The exhibition is supplemented with authentic objects from medieval times (armour, swords…) and punctuated with works of art contemporary to Tolkien


“Myths, magic and reality
are always present. It’s down to us
to learn their language again”.
john howe


Practical information
Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc pour la Culture
Aux Capucins
29800 Landerneau
Tel : +33 2 29 62 47 78
Opening times
From 25 June 2023 to 28 January 2024
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open every day
except for 1 November,
24, 25, 31 December, and 1 January


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