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DANIEL MITSUI ~ ARTIST


DEAR FRIENDS, PATRONS & BENEFACTORS:

I am now putting the finishing touches on a set of altar cards that I have been working on for several years, and beginning four fascinating commissioned drawings of saints.

I am adding a new feature to this newsletter, an auction of selected drawings and hand-colored letterpress prints. This is an opportunity for you to purchase works of art for less than their ordinary prices. There will be a new auction with each newsletter. I hope through these auctions to raise the needed funds to begin some exciting new creative projects.

Any help spreading word about these auctions is greatly appreciated. Please forward this newsetter to anyone who may be interested, and feel free to post it on a social medium.



              Yours faithfully,

              Daniel Mitsui
              September 2017





SEPTEMBER AUCTION

I am offering for auction this month four hand-colored letterpress prints and one original drawing. I will sell these to whomever makes the highest bid on them by September 20th. The minimum bid is half the ordinary price. To place a bid, e-mail danielmitsuiartist@gmail.com.

sacred_heart   sacred_heart

Sacred Heart
9 1/2" × 12 1/2"
Letterpresss print on handmade paper
Hand-colored in ink with gold & palladium leaf
Full description here
Ordinary price: $990
Starting auction price: $495


last_judgment   last_judgment

Last Judgment
10" × 13"
Letterpresss print on handmade paper
Hand-colored in ink with gold & palladium leaf
Full description here
Ordinary price: $959
Starting auction price: $480


christopher   christopher

St. Christopher
5 1/2" × 17"
Letterpresss print
Hand-colored in ink with gold & palladium leaf
Full description here
Ordinary price: $723
Starting auction price: $362


dream_joseph   dream_joseph

Second Dream of St. Joseph
8 1/2" × 11 1/2"
Letterpresss print
Hand-colored in ink with gold & palladium leaf
Full description here
Ordinary price: $714
Starting auction price: $357


butterfly

Butterfly
10" × 8"
Original drawing: black ink on paper
Ordinary price: $1105
Starting auction price: $553





CHRISTIAN LABYRINTHS

 


My third coloring book, Christian Labyrinths, was just released by Ave Maria Press. This is my most ambitious coloring book by far. It is realized mostly in the ornamental style of manuscripts produced in the monastic scriptoria of early medieval Ireland and Northumbria.

One of my intentions in making this book was to reclaim labyrinths as an authentic part of orthodox Christian tradition. Labyrinths have appeared in ecclesiastical art since at least the fifth century, and adorn the floors of Gothic cathedrals, but their reputation has become stained in recent years due to New Agers promoting labyrinth-walking as a spiritual exercise. Here, I am placing them again in an orthodox context, in artistic compositions with a biblical, patristic and liturgical order.

 


Like my other two coloring books, Mysteries of the Rosary and The Saints, this is being marketed as a coloring book for adults, but I have always intended it for everyone. My own children certainly have been enjoying the advance copies that I gave them. For older readers, there are some additional challenges presented. Each page has a single inconsistency in the ornament to find, and there is a cryptogram to decipher at the end.

I have a limited number of copies on hand, which I am happy to sign. If you want to order from me directly, e-mail danielmitsuiartist@gmail.com. The book costs $10.95. You may also order it from these web sites:

Ave Maria Press
Amazon

You may also download the following coloring sheets to print yourself. These are similar in design to the carpet pages in the new coloring book.






NEW ORIGINAL DRAWINGS for SALE

alma_redemptoris_mater

Alma Redemptoris Mater
3 1/2" × 5"
Black ink on handmade paper
Full description here
$486


six_saints

Ss. Paul, Gabriel, Mary, John the Baptist, Michael & Peter
7 1/4" × 4 3/4"
Color ink on paper
Full description here
$924


tetragrammaton

Tetragrammaton
2" × 7 1/2"
Black & red ink on paper
Full description here
$429


anxiatus_est

Anxiatus Est
5" × 7"
Black ink on calfskin vellum
Full description here
$690


andrew

St. Andrew
2 1/2" × 7 3/4"
Black, green, red & blue ink on goatskin parchment
Full description here
$516


prefigurements

Four Prefigurements
5 1/4" × 5 1/4"
Color ink on paper
Full description here
$584


prefigurements

Resurrection & Ascension
3 /12" × 6"
Color ink on paper
Full description here
$779





HEAVENLY OUTLOOK



On August 12th, I gave a lecture about the perspective of medieval sacred art at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, as a guest of the Catholic Art Guild. I revised and expanded this lecture, entitled Heavenly Outlook, since the last time I gave it, adding considerations of number symbolism, iconic geocentrism, polyphonic music and the æsthetic theology of St. Hildegard.

You can see the video of the talk by clicking on the picture above. The text is on my website, here.




MORE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS for SALE

cor_iesu tien_chu paul peter
crucifixion window iesus butterfly butterfly
jonah pater_ave_quicumque ecce_agnus tetramorphs_hoc_est_fathers_prophets





LETTERPRESS BROADSIDES from MILLEFLEUR PRESS

WALSINGHAM RESURRECTION LAST JUDGMENT ECCE QUAM BONUM
ST. NICHOLAS ST. CECILIA THOMAS & ANSELM ST. BRENDAN
SHEPHERDS MASS for the DEAD SWEETPEA ST. JOSEPH
ST. ALBERT PATER NOSTER AND RISING CRUCIFIXION
UNICORN HUNT ST. CHRISTOPHER SACRED HEART





GICLÉE PRINTS

TREE of JESSE ST. GREGORY BENEDIXIT, FREGIT DEDITQUE ST. ADELAIDE
TRUE CROSS ST. AMBROSE ST. DAMIEN of MOLOKAI ST. IGNATIUS of ANTIOCH
ST. HUGH SARAH ST. ELIZABETH TU ES SACERDOS
ST. GOBNAIT VENERATION DEACON CHRISTOPHER
SACRED HEART INFANT KING INK GARDEN WEDDING at CANA
DAVID GUNSTON CHI-RHO ICXC NIKA PERPETUAL HELP
HIGH PRIEST LAST SUPPER PRESENTATION PENTECOST
CRUCIFIXION BUTTERFLY WELFARE of CREATED THINGS TONSURE of ST. PETER
MAGI TRINITY BATTLE NATIVITY
ST. ELIZABETH CHRIST in MAJESTY ST. RAPHAEL ST. JOAN
IN THE BEGINNING CHRISTO GLORIA ST. COLUMBA SCARAB
ST. DROGO ST. CAJETAN ST. JULIANA VIRGIN & CHILD
ST. FIACRE ST. JULIAN VINE LEAVES UNICORN HUNT
TE IGITUR AVE MARIS STELLA PIUS XII BAPTISM
MEMENTO MORI OAKES of IUSTICE TREE FROG BUTTERFLY
VIRGIN & CHILD ST. PATRICK ANNUNCIATION NON NOBIS
PLUM BLOSSOMS ST. ALOYSIUS ST. LUCY ST. MICHAEL
DEUS LUX EST ST. ROBERT INFELIX EGO ZOE
ST. SILVESTER LEX HUMANA ST. PHILIP NERI ST. BEDE





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