I have written several times about the art of Daniel Mitsui.
For Mr. Mitsui’s site click HERE.
He has sent me a few more things, this time from a series of drawings for the Holy See’s Vox Clara Committee (the translation liaison with the Congregation for Divine Worship) for use as illustrations in the interim edition of the Roman Pontifical.
The originals, he informs me, were in colored calligraphy on Bristol board in a style influenced by 15th century panel paintings, tapestries and incunabula from N. Europe.
Here is a view of the Pentecost scene.
A detail. I am using my iPhone.
St. Augustine is at the top right.
The Last Supper. You see the words Hoc est enim corpus meum in the corners and there are prefigures on the edges.
There is so much going on and each element is well thought out and well attested in the history of art.
Judas doesn’t get a halo, but he has his bag of money.
The wise virgins seems squared away. They have nice bright lamps and are properly dressed for the wedding banquet and the Bridegroom. There is nice angel with them.
The foolish virgins… not so much. No flames, poorly dressed. They get a creepy devil and some large critter which looks quite willing to chomp on them.
This is what I imagine the LCWR Assembly is like.
Christ the High Priest seems appropriate for today!
A detail of the Lord’s feet. Notice the elements on the globe. Subtle. Very cool.
I think we could have a little discussion about what all that means.
I am shooting through the plastic cover, btw.
He is selling them for $80 each or $320 for the set of five, plus shipping.
The print of Christ the Priest would be an EXCELLENT gift to a newly ordained priest or to a priest or bishop for his Jubilee.
The Presentation would be a nice gift to a woman religious.
I am sure you could find other occasions or reasons. For example, someone interested in the charismatic movement might like Pentecost. The Crucifixion would be good as a private devotional picture in a place where you habitually pray. The Last Supper would be good on the wall of a dining room in a family home. Individual prints or a set could be donated to a parish for an auction.
Think of your own!
Mr. Mitsui’s site is HERE.