After Years In Darkness, Akiane Kramarik’s Famous Painting Of Jesus Brought ‘Into The Light Again’ CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago-area prodigy Akiane Kramarik made a name for herself in the art world at just 8 years old when her painting of Jesus launched her career.
Early life. Akiane Kramarik was born on July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois, to a Lithuanian mother and a non-practicing Catholic American father. Kramarik professed she saw the face of Jesus Christ in her visions. Her education began at a parochial school, but she was later homeschooled.
April 30 is the 127th birthday of an artist whose name you probably don’t know, but his work may be the most widely distributed of the 20th century. Despite never leaving Chicago, Warner Sallman influenced how many Christians the world over, for better or worse, picture Jesus.
Akiane completed this coveted 36”x 48” oil painting in 2003 when she was 8-years old . The painting took more than 40 hours to complete and was nearly twice her size. Over the years, thousands of Prince of Peace prints have sold to buyers worldwide.
“The Healing of the Paralytic” is believed to be the oldest painting of Jesus in the world that still exists and is a clear depiction of Christ . The painting is found on a wall in the Dura-Europos church in Syria, which is believed to be one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world.
The most famous painting of Jesus Christ is, of course, The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. In The Last Supper , Leonardo da Vinci hoped to capture Jesus Christ dining for the final time with his apostles. The Last Supper was painted as a fresco and, like most of Leonardo’s work, contains many hidden aspects.
The record for the youngest professional artist was achieved by Arushi Bhatnagar (India, b. 1 June 2002). She had her first solo exhibition at the Kalidasa Akademi in Ujjain, India, on 11 May 2003 when she was 344 days (or 11 months) old. Her first painting was sold for 5000 Rupee (£65).
Akiane has published two books so far, with the first one being published when she was just 10-years-old. She is currently working on her third book and setting up an art exhibition in Chicago.
The oldest known portrait of Jesus , found in Syria and dated to about 235, shows him as a beardless young man of authoritative and dignified bearing. He is depicted dressed in the style of a young philosopher, with close-cropped hair and wearing a tunic and pallium—signs of good breeding in Greco-Roman society.
It has been estimated that Picasso produced about 13,500 paintings and designs, 100,000 prints and engravings, 34,000 book illustrations and 300 sculptures and ceramics. His oeuvre has been valued at £500 million (US$788millon). Picasso was a masterfully erratic pioneer with a hand in every art movement of the century.
In “The Last Supper ,” the figure at Christ’s right arm does not possess an easily-identified gender. Mary Magdalene wasn’t at the Last Supper . Although she was present at the event, Mary Magdalene wasn’t listed among the people at the table in any of the four Gospels.
Today, she’s finished more than 250 paintings . She told a Chicago TV news outlet in February that her original “Prince of Peace” had recently sold for more than $800,000. “Every day if I didn’t paint I felt empty,” Kramarik said in an interview. “I still paint every day at 3 in the morning.”
The title Prince of Peace is often used to refer to Jesus Christ especially during the Christmas season. That is because of a Messianic prophecy made by the Jewish prophet Isaiah over 600 years before the birth of Christ in the city of Bethlehem in Palestine.
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