Into Nibelheim by tanqexe

Into Nibelheim

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Added: Mar 31, 2004
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Scene from Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold, depicting Odin/Wotan's descent into the realm of the Nibelung to seek Albrecht and his ring. Heh, before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, there was Wagner's opera magnum opus, The Ring of Nibelung, to which Das Rheingold is the first part of the four-part about the fall of the gods.

Program: Photoshop 7.0
Time: On and off, about 12 hours...too slow, was correcting stuff I didn't like along the way.
References: Aside from looking up the rune symbols for Wotan, none.

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Guest's picture

Sorry to burst your bubble, but "nifelheim" is the realm of ice and mist, and Muspelheim is the realm of heat. Atleatst that's the way it is in Norse comsmology. I do still like the peice though.

Guest's picture

Yay, art about the Ring of the Nibelungs! Very ominous; I like the flame-tones.


Guest's picture

simple amazing
my jaw dropped

tanqexe's picture

Used custom spatter brushes...I was experimenting with a few settings. Sorry, I don't speak German ^_^;

elneskog's picture

this painting just blow me away totally. Cant belive more people did not comment on this one...THIS ROCKS!!!

me-chan's picture

Great colours! How do you paint the fire? I love fire ^^!
Do you speak german?

ja ne , me chan

tanqexe's picture

Quite right. Wagner drew heavily upon Norse legends for his 4-parter. I was so fascinated by the play that I bought a book with annotations that included all the operas...I've yet to flip through Siegfried, though...heh.

tanqexe's picture

Thank you; I had hoped that the perspective would evoke some sense of power...

illustrus's picture

Thats sweet.
and before Wagner it was ancient legend of the Anglo Saxons

sofia's picture

powerful this peice has such power in it! great work!

Art at its best.