I learned on the Crossway blog (the blog of the Christian publishers, Crossway Books) that Makoto Fujimura, one of the century’s most highly regarded artists, has illuminated the Gospels. Fujimura is known for his use of traditional Japanese Nihonga techniques and his passion for reconnecting Christian faith with fine art. This will mark the first time in nearly 400 years that an illuminated book of the four Gospels has been undertaken by a single artist.
The Four Holy Gospels, will be available January 31, 2011. An exhibition of the works featured in The Four Holy Gospels will take place from December 9 through January 9 at the Dillon Gallery in New York City. In the meantime, you can download the preview PDF here.