When Lent is over, Easter comes – art for your reflection

From time to time I have showed you some art by artist Daniel Mitsui, who has a blog entitled The Lion and the Cardinal, an obvious Patristic reference which never fails to delight me.

I want to remind you of some of the fine things that he has relating to Lent and Easter.

I was looking again at the fine Crucifixion he did.

A glimpse.

A detail.

Another detail.


And another.


And there is a Resurrection.
For example:

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  1. Jacob says:

    But Father, but Father!!!

    I don’t have the cash to get any of his work, why do you tempt me so??? :D

  2. benedetta says:

    His work is breathtaking, amazing.

  3. jasoncpetty says:

    Pure greatness. I like the mitochondria-thingies in the crosses, and the general creepy-crawliness of the whole background. Good work, Mr. Mitsui.

  4. Fr Matthew says:

    I think all of his work is excellent. I hope to be able to buy some of his work eventually…

  5. Art says:

    There’s something in how he fills in even the tiniest spaces in his artwork with detail that reminds me of M.C. Escher.

  6. AnAmericanMother says:


    Good point, now that you mention it I see it too.

    But Escher’s complexity and detail has a frightening element to it — its end is confusion, dissolution, chaos and death (I’m thinking of some of the peculiar humanoid creatures, and particularly the reflection in Escher’s self-portrait holding a glass globe). Something is missing. And Mr. Mitsui provides that missing element.

    Hopefully I shall be able to afford to purchase one of his prints soon.

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