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Drawing - Pen And Ink On Cartridge Paper
his cloister was used, by the film-makers, as the corridor in Harry Potter's Hogwarts School.
Gloucester's historic cathedral cloisters were transformed into the corridors of Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the films of JK Rowling's first two books:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The cloisters are in an 'L' shape and you are viewing it from the apex of the 'L'.
What attracted the award winning artist, John Simlett, to this scene is the light. The left leg of the cloisters is in almost total darkness, the only light coming through the stained glass windows. The right leg starts in darkness, as you can see, and then is bathed in brilliant light ... the contrast is startling, as it illuminates the intricate fan vaulting.
November 25th, 2012
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