Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Day #7 - Art for Lent: Makoto Fujimura's "John - In the Beginning" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"John - In the Beginning" (2010) by Makoto Fujimura | Japan/USA. Mineral pigments, gold on Belgian linen (60 x 48 in.)
Fujimura ws born in Boston to Japanese parents and later studies the ancient tradition of Nihonga painting in Japan. John - In the Beginning is part of a series commissioned by Crossway Publishing for an edition of the Gospels commemorating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. A committed Christian, Fujimura has written extensively on religion and aesthetics. He writes that the Gospel of John records 'the physical invation into the cosmos by the Creator'. [page 28/29]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."