“Renowned artist and writer Makoto Fujimura is not shy about the importance of his latest project. ‘Whether I like it or not, this is what I will be remembered by,’ Fujimura asserts.

‘I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that it is a commission of the decade, if not more,’ says Valerie Dillon, whose Manhattan-based Dillon Gallery is Fujimura’s main exhibitor.”

From the Crossway blog:

Makoto Fujimura, one of the century’s most highly regarded artists, has illuminated the Four Holy 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. . . .

Editions of 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.

I love the video below, which not only previews the project but also give you a window into Fujimura’s studio and his vision:

Amazon has it available for pre-order at 37% off: