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Harry Potter: “Until the End”

“Until the End” – The second part of a poster trio dedicated to the Death from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1-2.

The main theme of this poster series is the way how different characters face Death.  The first part (entitled “Always”) shows Severus Snape with the lifeless body of Lily Evans while Death takes his life.

A chilly breeze that seemed to emanate from the heart of the forest lifted the hair at Harry’s brow. He knew that they would not tell him to go, that it would have to be his decision.

“You’ll stay with me?”

“Until the very end,” said James.

“They won’t be able to see you?” asked Harry.

“We are part of you,” said Sirius. “Invisible to anyone else.”

Harry looked at his mother.

“Stay close to me,” he said quietly.

(J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Perselus… please!

On this very sad occasion, I present you a Harry Potter poster entitled “Always”; a picture about love, care, loss, pain, despair and fate.

I made this picture last year but now, after Alan Rickman’s death yesterday, it is painfully more appropriate.

“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”

“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!

From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.

(J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Harry Potter Poster – an Analysis

Today’s post is a description of my only Harry Potter poster, originally published on July 18th, 2011.

This is the seventh episode of the Harry Potter book series therefore I wanted to picture the number “7” somehow, e.g. by using seven characters.

The appearance of the main trio – Harry, Hermione, Ron – is obvious as well as Dumbledore, Voldemort and Snape, considering their roles in unraveling the story. Dobby sacrifices his life for Harry and he represents the repressed parts of the wizarding world, this is why I gave him the seventh place. These four people do not survive the final chapter.

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The composition is asymmetrical: some kind of axis is formed by the Elder Wand in Voldemort’s hand and Harry’s wand. The wands of the main trio are symmetrical to this axis and support the asymmetrical orientation (as well as other elements like the spell of Dobby). The balance is partially restored at the bottom with the horizontal shape of Hogwarts and the water. This has a calming effect on the movement created by the asymmetry.

Read more if you want to learn where are the Deathly Hallows in the picture!

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