She began to draw at the age of four, was painting at six, and began to write poetry at seven. At the age of 8 years old , Akiane painted Jesus.
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.
For the first time in more than 15 years, the original Prince of Peace — painted by then 8-yr old art prodigy Akiane Kramarik — was unveiled in November 2019. Instantly, it was purchased by an anonymous U.S. art collector for $850,000.
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.
In fact, one painting — a red disk painted on the wall of the El Castillo Cave in Spain — was estimated to be 40,800 years old and regarded as the oldest painting ever.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.
The masterpiece of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) is one of 15 known paintings by da Vinci and shows Jesus Christ holding what appears to be a glass orb. However, in the painting , which dates back to around 1500, there are no signs of refraction or reflection from the glass orb.
“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.
Today , Akiane continues to paint and also travels the world as an art ambassador. “While I was living in Lithuania, I had the opportunity to help the educational government to change the laws there, to have more creative education,” she says. “ Currently , I’m funding my own art and science academy.”
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.”
Despite the complexities of the modern world, Kramarik , now 23, holds fast to the youthful wonder she possessed since her earliest days of painting.
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 .
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