Despite everything we now know about Eric Gill the man - as explored in Fiona MacCarthy's exemplary biography, a finely balanced and wonderfully readable account of this monstrously sinful would-be saint - Gill the artist and craftsman was undoubtedly a towering genius. His influence still permeates contemporary typography, illustration, printmaking and sculpture and his many works on a biblical theme remain unrivalled in their clarity and power.
On a similarly Good Fridayish theme, here's one of my Desert Island Discs: Erbarme dich from Bach's St Matthew Passion. Was a more soul-piercing piece of music ever written? For me, it has to be sung by a counter-tenor, and this rendition by Michael Chance - one of a fairly sparse selection on YouTube - is really pretty good.
Now I'm off to listen to the rest of Bach's St Matthew Passion while baking cakes!