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PICTURE PERFECT JESUS

THE ART OF NORBERT KOX

Can a Billion Pictures of Jesus be Wrong?

 

Norbert Kox is a devout Christian and a serious student of religion. He is also an internationally renowned visionary artist most famous for his surrealistic apocalyptic paintings. Now he has done a series of paintings for an exhibit titled "Picture Perfect Jesus: The Glamorous Fraud". He wants to set the record straight and destroy one of the greatest myths about Christ, specifically how Christ looked. And according to Kox, it's a far cry from Warner Sallman's pretty picture of Jesus which almost every Christian recognizes instantly since more than a billion prints have been made and sold since 1940. Kox considers it a disgrace. he claims that Sallman plagiarized the image using a painting by a French painter, Leon Lhermitte, done in 1892. "Being a graphic artist", Kox explains, "Sallman was skilled at copy work. He simply copied the bust of Christ from Lhermitte's oil painting, transforming it into a charcoal drawing which he titled "Son of Man". He never told anyone he copied the image. Sallman concocted an outlandish story of a vision of light and an apparition of the Head of Christ. After selling the charcoal for a magazine cover, he then did a full color oil painting using Lhermitte's image and named it "Son of Man". It had all the glamour of photographs of Hollywood Stars: The Picture Perfect Jesus. Kox has painted Sallman's portrait of Christ over and over again for his exhibit. But each one has been altered to portray Jesus in various forms ... as a Harley Davidson biker, as Frankensteins monster, as a Salmon, as an alien, as Santa , as a pig, as a bull. "The intentions of my work" Kox says, "is to cause people to think, to research and investigate rather an accept the blind traditions of men. The ultimate goal is to search the Scriptures on their own. The focus of my art is to target specific errors and idolatries of humanity, revealing their fallacies through scriptural references. I do not do the art to be irreverent, although there are always some people who are offended by it.

 

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Abomination of Desolation

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

$1,200

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Angel of Light

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Anti Equals Instead Of

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Armageddon

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Death Rider

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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The Devil is Come Down Unto You

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Be a Mazed

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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The Idol Shepherd

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Imitator

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Till Iniquity was Found in Thee

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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My Name is Legion

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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This Is The Man

acrylic and oil on canvas

16 x 20 framed

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Wording on painting reads: This is the dupe who brought the image of the Anti Christ to the world in 1940. This is the face of Warner Sallman superimposed on his idol. Sallman plagiarized and popularized in 1924-1940. This is the image of the beast.

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Wild One

acrylic and oil on canvas

16 x 20 framed

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Wording on painting reads: Rev. 13: 14-15 They made an icon of the wild beast to worship. Warner Sallman popularized the image of the Anti Christ in 1940 he gave it life. Wording inside of wings reads: Hardly David's Son

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Picture Perfect Jesus

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Pseudo Christ's

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Sallmanstein

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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The Salmon Headed Christ

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Counterfeit Christ

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Crossfire: Heart Attack

acrylic and oil on canvas board

18 x 18 framed

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Terrorist

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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Watcher

acrylic and oil on canvas

8 x 10 framed

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The Wrong Covering

acrylic and oil on laminae paper board

9 x 11 framed

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Very Gentile Teraphin

acrylic and oil on panel

9 x 11 framed

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The Tester

acrylic and oil on panel

10 x 8 framed

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What is Truth

acrylic and oil on panel

9 x 11 framed

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Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

acrylic and oil on masonite

9 x 11 framed

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