But for all of your suffering and broken life, Vincent, I want you to know something: you continually point me back to God. In my darkest moments, I look at your paintings and see all the vibrancy of creation on full display.
I'm beginning to think that if I don't have an identity crisis at least once a month, I'm simply not taking in enough good art.
Palm Sunday beings Passion Week (or Holy Week). The primary event the day commemorates is Jesus' ride into Jerusalem on the Sunday before he was crucified.
Christianity has made no bigger news in the art world as of late than with the premiere of Makoto ("Mako") Fujimura's illumination of the Four Holy Gospels, commissioned by Crossway for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and released in a print edition with the English Standard Version gospels later this month. At the … Continue reading Keller Introduces Fujimura’s Gospels
(This posts was originally written for my personal blog, The Sojourner's Journal, in November, 2008. It served as one of my first expressions of my discontent with the church's modern relationship with art and the desire to engage that relationship and motivate greater art from the Christian community. Thus, it is the forerunner of this … Continue reading The Catalyst: An Artistic Challenge to the Church
Renowned abstract artist and writer Makoto Fujimura has recently posted an update regarding the illuminated edition of the Four Holy Gospels (English Standard Version) being released next year by Crossway Books & Bibles. "The leather-bound bible will feature five new large works and dozens of smaller 'letters' paintings as drop caps," all by Fujimura, the … Continue reading New Images of the Fujimura Gospels
This could be very big news on a couple of counts. One, this marks the return of illuminated manuscript-style bibles, and in the English Standard Version, one of today's most popular translations at that, especially among Reformed Protestants and one of the literary progeny of the King James Version. Two, it features a surprising artist, … Continue reading Fujimura to Illuminate Bible