The Plains of Passage

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on The Plains of Passage, written by Jean M Auel,

Original Art

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The Plains of Passage


Detail Image(s)

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Detail Image of a wolf with Ayla and Jondalar - art by Geoff Taylor
Detail Image of the landscape - art by Geoff Taylor


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The Plains of Passage cover by Geoff Taylor - art by Geoff Taylor
Steppevandringen - art by Geoff Taylor
Original concept or visual painting done prior to the finished art. - art by Geoff Taylor


Description

This painting by Geoff Taylor has a landscape scene with snow capped mountains in the distance, an aurora in the night sky. A river meanders by while the male figure makes a fire. The woman and a wolf look up the river across the plains, some wild horses and deer graze nearby.


Series

Earth's Children

Synopsis for Original Title

The Plains of Passage. Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter-gatherers of their world--who have never seen tame animals--Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening. The mystery surrounding the woman, who speaks with a strange accent and talks to animals with their own sounds, is heightened by her uncanny control of a large, powerful wolf. The tall, yellow-haired man who rides by her side is also held in awe, not only for the magnificent stallion he commands, but also for his skill as a crafter of stone tools, and for the new weapon he devises, the spear-thrower. In the course of their cross-continental odyssey, Ayla and Jondalar encounter both savage enemies and brave friends. Together they learn that the vast and unknown world can be difficult and treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. All the pain and pleasure bring them closer to their ultimate destination, for the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar must reach that place on earth they can call home.


Details

Availability

Year1
1990

Medium2
Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
27x18 inches or 68x45 cm
Original (£2000)

Availabe to License
Yes

Limited Edition Print
Yes

Bookmarks
Yes

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