Some artists are popular because of their name. Others are because of the quality of their work. A millennial generation’s artist, Akiane Kramarik, rose to fame at age 9. It was in 2003 when Akiane's portrait of Jesus titled “Prince of Peace” surprised the world when she was introduced on the Oprah Winfrey show as a 10-year old child. Because seeking the face of Jesus has captured the hearts and imaginations believers since time began divine art has always been seen as a window into heaven, naturally, seekers and believers in Christ were were inspired by what appeared to be a child prodigy with a gift from God.
The Heaven is for real painter of Jesus, the little Lithuanian girl who's painting Jesus was featured in the movie Heaven is for Real, was born in 1994 and falls into the age group known, as the Millennial generation. The millennial generation is America’s largest age group and make up about 25% of the population.Describing the millennial generation, WunderkindWorld.com states, “The most marked characteristic of this group, if there is anything that might characterize the millennial generation - is their ability to be inspired. Their sharp awareness of what’s happening in the world, combined with the refreshing absence of previous baggage, allows them to be open to ideas that are progressive, meaningful, and inspiring.”
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Supreme Sanctuary, by Akiane Kramarik, Jesus as a teen, prints available
Other talented artists of the millennial generation include Max Brand, a Berlin-based artist, and musician; Li Lao, a thirty-three-year-old conceptual artist; Aleksander Hardashnakov, a Canadian-born self-taught artist who owns Tomorrow Gallery in Toronto; Yngve Holen, a Berlin-based Norwegian artist; Piotr Lakomy, a minimalist steelworks artist; Athena Papadopoulos, a Canadian-born, London-based artist; Nicolas Party, a Swiss artist working in funky and vibrant paintings; Magali Reus, an Amsterdam-born, London-based artist; Avery Singer, a Bronx-based artist; and Jesse Stecklow, Los Angeles-based.
However, unlike many artists within her millennial generation, Akiane Kramarik Kramarik’s work is deeply inspired and gifted by God. Her work is full of symbolism, allegory, and metaphor—a visual treatise speaking on spirituality and God. Thousands around the globe view “Jesus Prince of Peace,” that was re-introduced to the world as the real face of Jesus Christ in the "Heaven is for Real Book & Movie several years ago as Akiane Kramarik’s most important painting. Experts have said that Akiane Kramarik’s Prince of Peace painting has an 80-90% resemblance to the image of Jesus Christ seen in the Shroud of Turin – the blood-stained fabric many believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus.
The Akiane Kramarik paintings of Jesus shown here are available to purchase from Art & SoulWorks, including Jesus, "Prince of Peace" - the resurrection painting of Jesus, "Father Forgive Them" - Jesus praying, and "Dreams" - Jesus as a teen during the missing years. Many of these Jesus painting are featured in the Akiane Kramarik autobiography titled "Akiane, Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry, available to purchase from Art & SoulWorks, trusted source for Jesus Prince of Peace Art & Gifts - Click Here
We are visually oriented beings; it is our dominant sense. It makes sense that God would choose dreams and visions over anything else as a way to reach those who are spiritually open. Vision is the process of deriving meaning from what is or has been seen. Being able to express these visions on canvas is why great artists like Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso touch so many lives: art is open to such grand interpretation - paintings speak to different people in countless ways – each of us derives very personal meaning from what we see. Only time will tell if Akiane Kramarik will be considered one of the worlds great visionaries.
Heavenly visions have inspired poets, artists, and authors through the ages and many who have been blessed with these visitation, including Colton Burpo from the Heaven is for Real Book & Move, have agreed with the images of Jesus in Akiane Kramarik's painting. Those who have had heavenly visitations often share that in heaven all beings including animals and plants communicate through color and vibrations rather than words. As such, painting is a natural medium for Akiane Kramarik to capture what she experiences in her heavenly visits.
Even more important than their ability to be inspired is the capacity of the millennial generation wunderkinds to inspire others,” says website WunderkindWorld.com. We believe that Akiane Kramarik's art is a inspiration. and shines a light on the so-called malaise of the millennial twenty-something's and invites others to delve into motivation and muse the all things divine, such as this scripture form Psalm 27:8
When thou said, Seek ye my face;
my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Perhaps Akiane Kramarik's art has given us a glimpse of the divine, a window to heaven and a way to visualize Yeshua, Jesus, Prince of Peace. .. are you seeking the real face of Jesus. Has the art of the millennial artist, Akiane Kramarik inspired you? We would love to hear your thoughts. How has Akiane Kramarik’s story, art or poetry inspired you?
To explore more about Akiane Kramarik - in her own words - check out Akiane's autobiography, titled “Akiane Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry” a 136-page hard cover book with the Akiane story, Akiane poetry and Akiane painting created when she was age four to age 12.