RETURN OF THE KING OF KINGS     BY: TANYAMARIE BROWN                                                                                                                                        

Since the beginning of time there has been one presence known to be the supreme existence, the creator of all, and the giver of life. The Author and Artist of all that exist, all that is seen and unseen, The Alpha and the Omega. The beginning and the end. History and Religion for Jews, Christians and Catholics has recorded that these religious groups had uniformly given this most high power the name GOD and as religion and the Bible would tell the story GOD shared his only son who's name is  "JESUS CHRIST" .  For a time "JESUS CHRIST" would be here in the mist of his people on earth. He "JESUS" CHRIST would walk among the people and teach them the way and will of his father THE ALMIGHTY GOD. Without going to far into one religious perspective.  I will say that there will always be naysayers that do not  believe the story of Christ nor do they believe "JESUS CHRIST" to have been the son of THE ALMIGHTY GOD.  However, JESUS CHRIST is the only KING known in the history of man to have ever fed the masses, healed the sick, given sight to the blind, raised the dead, suffered unbearable whippings and cruelty at the judgmental hand of others, been crucified, hung on a cross, died, and rose from death 3-days later. These sequence of events took place just as the religious book 'THE HOLY BIBLE' would predict. Even the non-believers would agree that these noted events could only have been endured by a superior, supreme being with power reigning above all. This reasoning gives applicability to the term KING of KINGS! Here is my gallery of art depicting "The return of the King of Kings" dated from the 13th century to the 18th century. 

The medium of this 18th century piece is bronze. Pattern and proportion are two frequent principles of design in this piece. Shape and texture are the most obvious elements of design in this work. Circles (shape) are repeated around the figure, creating a pattern and a border on the outside of the photo molded. The texture of this piece is hard because it is made from a metal but it will still be smooth. The pattern used were the repeated circles that go around the artwork. As far as proportion, the inner space fits well, the body's are all the same size.
The medium of this marvelous 18th century art piece can best be described as gold and metal. Emphasis and movement are the two widely used principles of design in this world. The edges in the gold present a form of movement that take your eyes around the framework of the portrait before they stop in the center. The use of red, green, yellow, and blue emphasizes Jesus as a feature in the all golden work. Texture; because this piece is made of gold it is smooth but since gold is a metal, the artist does a fine job at giving the piece the visual appearance of being somewhat brailed and lifted in nature and hard to the touch. Like texture, space is another element used. As far as space, the lines and irregular shapes in the outer layer provide depth.
The medium of this late 15th century drawing is black ink engraved on cream laid paper. Movement and repetition are the two prominent principles of design used. Line and texture are the two prevalent elements of design used. Seeing as that the drawing is an engraving, the texture of the piece will be rough. Line is used throughout the entire work, therefore it is repetitious. That repetition creates movement. The lines are mostly used repetitively in the lower half of the drawing, they are mostly used in the clothing. The movement in in the drawing travels from the bottom left to the top left. The bottom left of the drawing is very dark as a result of the overuse of lines whereas the top left is lighter stemming from the lesser use of lines, although the top right is the lightest part of the picture.
The medium of this 16th century picture is oil on canvas. In this painting Jesus and the angel both look very celestial. There is a lot of negative space, it appears that the background is majorly that negative space. Because there is a lot of light on Jesus and behind him is a very dark space, the emphasis predominantly on him. There isn't much of a pattern seen in this painting nor is there a lot of rhythm, movement, or repetition. The men who are armored seem to be either angry or displeased and they also are depicted in darker colors than Jesus and the angel, this could very well exemplify a contrast between the divine and the depraved.
The medium of this 14th century piece, is oil paint on popular wood. Shape is used commonly on the cave, when the photo is zoomed in on, the various squares and rectangles are visible. In this painting, the angel that assisted Jesus is not pictured. Because the women depicted don't appear to be astonished at the sight of Jesus, it can be inferred that they do not know he has resurrected, they actually look like they are still mourning. The lines on the ground create a rough look although the painting itself naturally is smooth.
The medium of this late 15th century and Mid 16th century piece is oil paint on oak panel. The lightest part of the portrait is where Jesus is, this moves your eyes from the bottom of the painting to the top. Although the colors are dark, the photo is more dramatic and surprisingly angelic than dreary. In the picture, Angelus moves the stone, freeing Jesus, behind him are many young angels, one soldier appears to be dead while the other looks like he's sleeping peacefully, another figure who's face isn't seen seems to be unable to comprehend how Jesus is free, or how he has resurrected.
The medium of this mid 13th century picture is tempera on wood with gilding. In this painting, the background is to be interpreted as hell, telling the story that Jesus goes down into hell to recover the 'Just of the Old Testament', defeats the devil and frees the souls he saw worthy from captivity. The painting does not show the sleeping soldiers near the tomb but it shows the Three Kings, the Holy Women, known to have been Angelus, David, Solomon, and many prophets. The elements, line and form are strongly used. The three-dimensional shapes in the background are used to depict hell, forms is used with the two figures that the men are kneeling on along with the tomb where the holy women are morning. Line is used a lot in the picture but the most noticeable use of line is in the center with the very large Greek Orthodox cross. The biggest emphasis is on Jesus, he is the largest figure in the picture and that includes the cross he is carrying.
The medium of this early 14th century piece is tempera colors, gold, silver paint, and ink on parchment. Emphasis on Jesus is evident as his clothing is eye catching and mostly bright red. Proportion is also noticed because the paintings, though they are small are the space if filled, whether with color or actual figures. Line and color are the easiest elements of design to identify in this painting. Color is the major reason for the emphasis on Jesus while it contrasts the other colors used in both paintings. Lines are used all over, in the clothing, the tomb where Jesus rose from, the cross he is holding, and the lines on the flag that hangs on the cross. Pattern can also be identified, seeing the oval shapes that serve as almost a border in the first and the second photo.
The medium of this late 15th century depiction is tempura. The painting wields a divine sense of color, space, and texture. Two principles of design largely equated with this piece are emphasis and proportion. Jesus is very light in the picture which is an example of how color (value) provides emphasis, this emphasis him in an angelic state. While texture of the entire piece is smooth, the design of the tomb expresses a "cracked marble" look. This inset of all that's pictured draws your attention away from the verity that it is placed inside a lowercase "A". The letter "A" is important, as it signifies the importance of Angelus, the angel that accompanies Jesus in his incarnation.
The medium of this later 14th century painting is oil gilding on wood. Emphasis and balance are the two prevalent principles of design used. Line and color are widely used here as elements of design. In reference to balance there is a figure in every corner of the painting, if the design were a scale, it would be balanced because each of the features are about the same size. The golden lines or rays in the center of the painting emphasis Jesus' resurrection. The two soldiers at the foot of the painting are colored darker than the other figures, representing not only contrast, but also their least importance in the piece.
The medium of this late 16th century work is oil on canvas. In this depiction Christ the King appears to be descending down from the sky, returning from Heaven with his Angels at each side, Depth is conveyed by the distance in the positioning of all the characters involved in the piece. The dark colors of the stones, the men pictured on the ground beneath Christ and his Angels and the absence of detail in their faces convey their insignificance. The height and location of Christ the King in this depiction makes him the focal point of this painting. The dark colors of deep green and yellow convey a smokey background and a smoothness in the texture also giving the impression of the time being dust or night and the moment being one that was imperial. There appears to be movement and rhythm here. The artist has created a scene of paramount detail not easily achieved with oil paint or a canvas surface which would only add difficulty to the task. However this artist has triumphantly completed the challenge.
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