Monday, November 30, 2015

Donald Jackson's The Saint John's Bible illuminates the birth of Christ

Luke frontispiece: The Birth of Christ (Luke 2:1-20)
Donald Jackson’s representation of parables from the Gospel of Luke in "The Saint John's Bible" is extremely timely during Advent, the season when we wait for the birth of Christ. Donald Jackson uses gold throughout The Saint John's Bible to indicate the divine and here a shaft of light rises from the child's crib, making the Christ Child the focal point of this scene. Christ is not pictured here but his presence is known. His mother, Mary, gazes tenderly on the infant. Between the viewer and the unseen infant, the animals form a protective barrier. The upper text is the angels' song. [View]