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I consider the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells to be pinnacle examples of the illustrator&rsquo;s art, and I have been trying for at least half my life to create something similar. In these manuscripts, the beginning of the 18th verse of the first chapter of St. Matthew&rsquo;s Gospel is given an elaborate artistic treatment: <blockquote> <i>Christi autem generatio sic erat: cum esset desponsata mater eius Maria Joseph, antequam convenirent inventa est in utero habens de Spiritu Sancto.</i> <br><br> Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. </blockquote> The word <i>Christi</i>, represented by the Greek abbreviation <i>XPI</i>, takes up most of the page. The style is characterized by intricate decorative knotwork, lacertine animals, interlocking spirals and rune-like lettering. My drawing combines the Chi-Rho monogram with images of Christ in Glory and the four Evangelical Beasts. <br><br><br><br> Medium: Drawing, color ink on Bristol board with gold and palladium leaf <br> Dimensions: 8" &times; 10" <br> Year: 2010 <br><br>The original drawing has been sold. <br><br><hr><br> An open-edition gicl&eacute;e print of this drawing is available for $75. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. 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