Synopses & Reviews
Jesus portrayed in contemporary art, graphic design, advertising and pop culture. See Jesus in South Park, Jesus as an American superhero, a comic book character or a Japanese manga. The star of new pop art, Jesus, doesn t fail to entertain.
For thousands of years, the Jesus life was the main inspiration for all the occidental artists. Then, with the repression of the religious sphere and the advent of democracies since the 19th century, the art left behind the sacred
to become modern, impressionist, cubist, revolutionary, Dadaist...
However, if Jesus is not the essential subject anymore, he is still highly present in the contemporary iconographic history. If he remains a guide and an example for millions of believers, he has also become a cultural icon, which has been reinterpreted or claimed by everyone.
Here is Jesus Premiere in contemporary art, graphic design and pop culture. Jesus in advertising. Jesus in South Park. Jesus in street art. Jesus as an American superhero comic book character or in Japanese manga. Jesus, star of a new pop art. Jesus, superstar of fancy art galleries..."
Jesus Rocks is a universally appealing art book showcasing the icon in contemporary art, graphic design, advertising, and pop culture. Presenting art from more than 80 artists including David Lachapelle, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre et Gilles, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Ryden, and Alex Grey, Jesus Rocks shows how iconic and modern Jesus is and how he continues to inspire artists of today.
See Jesus in South Park, as a superhero, as a comic book character, or as a character of the Japanese manga style. The star of new pop art, Jesus, doesn't fail to entertain.
A fascinating panorama of the faces of Jesus today
Jesus Now presents, for the first time, a showcase of the figure of Christ in contemporary art, graphic design, advertising, and pop culture. Featuring the work of more than 80 artists from around the world, including Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre et Gilles, Nina Chanel, Mark Ryden, and Alex Grey, Jesus Now shows how the Christ figure continues to inspire the artists of today.
In trendy galleries, on the walls of major cities, as a superhero or manga character, in Hollywood blockbusters or in satirical TV cartoons, Jesus is not only a guide for believers but also has become, as this book reveals, an icon of modern pop culture.
This art anthology also showcases how today's artists have developed new iconographies that break with the image of the White Messiah to favor depicting Jesus in a more historically accurate way or in ways more reflective of themselves: Black Jesus, Maori Jesus, Native American Jesus.