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ConcernedCanadian
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posted 09 February 2007 11:40 AM      Profile for ConcernedCanadian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CNN Report on YouTube

Her Website

quote:
An internationally recognized 12-year-old
prodigy, considered the only known child
binary genius, in both realist painting and poetry.

Many skeptics, and many believers. Where do you stand?


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500_Apples
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posted 09 February 2007 11:52 AM      Profile for 500_Apples   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In math we hear of geniuses all the time, but a lot of them don't pan out. I stand that this media attention is probably bad for him, and that his natural talent might develop fine if he's left alone in peace. But I'm not sure if it works the same way with painting and poetry as it does with math. In Math, there's a lot of attrition at the difficulty level where things get hard.
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ConcernedCanadian
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posted 09 February 2007 12:01 PM      Profile for ConcernedCanadian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 500_Apples:
I stand that this media attention is probably bad for him, and that his natural talent might develop fine if he's left alone in peace.

He is a She.


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Michelle
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posted 09 February 2007 01:14 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is incredible! She's amazing.

I kind of rolled my eyes at this, though - do you think they could have fit the word "Christian" a few more times into the paragraph?

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The Prince of Peace was created by child prodigy and Christian artist Akiane who is known world wide for her Christian art and poetry. Inquire about The Prince of Peace and many other high quality giclée reproductions by this Christian artist on the contact page. Read what Christian art curators have to say about Akiane's Prince of Peace paining in the testimonials page. Find out more about The Prince of Peace in Akiane's new book.

That said, if religion is her inspiration, more power to her.


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eau
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posted 09 February 2007 01:23 PM      Profile for eau        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle, I can see at least two and maybe three spots they missed :-).
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ConcernedCanadian
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posted 09 February 2007 01:58 PM      Profile for ConcernedCanadian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
This is incredible! She's amazing.

The girl obviously has some very active and vivid imagination. Artists take a long time to master works like what she created at the age of 8. Who can fathom that a girl at that age of 8 can do this:


Edited to Add :

She created that at the age of 9:

The way she captured the human figure is shocking to me. It requires through understanding of how the body’s anatomy affects its external form, and mastery of techniques to achieve such naturalistic and expressive figure.


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Michelle
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posted 09 February 2007 07:18 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When you said "many skeptics" in your opening post, does that mean there are people who doubt that she is the painter of these works?

I find it incredible that she can capture the human form in such vivid detail too. She's an unbelievable artist.


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Left Turn
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posted 12 February 2007 02:22 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of 12 year old prodigies:

Nikki Yanofsky

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It’s a little bizarre. No, it’s a lot bizarre. Someone is channeling Ella Fitzgerald and doing a pitch-perfect knock-off of her scat classic Airmail Special. But the only other person in the room is a gum-chewing 12-year-old, about 4-feet-8 and weighing no more than 75 pounds, a kid who would appear to be far more familiar with a seesaw than scat. Nah, can’t be.

Two minutes later, someone is channelling Aretha Franklin and doing the sort of soulful belting of the R&B anthem Respect that would do Aretha really proud. And again the only other person in the room is the gumchewing kid. OK, so what gives?

The 12-year-old is Nikki Yanofsky. This is no smoke-and-mirrors prank. It is her singing. The kid has to have entered into a pact with a higher – or lower – being. There is no way a 12-year-old can possess pipes like an Ella or an Aretha. But she does.


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