ILLUMINATED MESSIAH Bible & Art Exhibit is an outreach of the Gagnon Atelier - 103 Michelle Court, Panama City Beach, FL 32407 - Tel: 850-381-8788 - IlluminatedMessiah@Gmail.com
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS AN ILLUMINATED BIBLE?
An Illuminated Bible is a Bible that incorporates artwork and gold leaf within the text. The most famous of these were handcrafted by monks living during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance eras. With the creation of the Printing Press in 1440, illuminated manuscripts became a thing of the past.
HOW MANY ILLUMINATED BIBLES BEEN MADE IN THAT TIME?
There have only been a handful of Illuminated Bibles made since the advent of the Printing Press. The two most famous are "The St. John Bible" commissioned by the Vatican and created by calligrapher Donald Jackson in 1998 and "The Four Holy Gospels" by Makoto Fujimura in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Both of these bibles featured Abstract Art.
WHAT MAKES THE ILLUMINATED BIBLE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ILLUMINATED BIBLES?
The Illuminated Messiah Bible is unique in three areas:
1. It uses Figurative, Narrative Art instead of Abstract Art or reprinted, older works for the illuminations. Each painting tells the story of the scripture it illuminates.
2. It has a theme: "Jesus the Messiah". Each painting represents a Messianic Prophecy or Messianic "type" from the Old Testament and the moment Jesus fulfills them in the New Testament. "Jesus in every book of the Bible."
3. All 66 paintings combine to form a larger, conglomerate piece that reveals a hidden life-sized portrait of the Crucified Christ.
HOW LARGE ARE THE ORIGINAL INDIVIDUAL PAINTINGS?
Each of the 66 paintings is 8"x10". The combined, conglomerate piece will form a cross roughly 12 feet in height.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL PAINTINGS?
Yes! there will be several additional paintings. For example, I will be painting 6 maps that are found in most Bibles. Maps of the Patriarch's world, the Exodus, the Missionary Journeys of the Apostle Paul and others will be included.
CAN MY CHURCH HOST THE EXHIBIT?
Yes! The exhibit is a turn key community outreach for churches. Contact us for more details!
HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE?
The Illuminated Messiah is an exhibit of the Gagnon Atelier (a Non-Profit Corporation) and all contributions are Tax Deductible. Click HERE!