I think this picture of image is Latin, official Language of Church, because the King James of England (the person of image) was the one who sponsored the translation of the Bible. In 1604, Kind James authorized that a new translation of the bible into English be started. The Authorized Version or King James Version, quickly became the standard for English-speaking Protestant. Its flowing language and prose rhythm has had a profound influence on the literature of the past 300 years. Thus I think the image of this picture is related Latin, official language of Church.

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  1. jpimient said:

    You are correct! I chose the picture of King James specifically because of his involvement with doing the first translation of the Bible into English. The text that is covering him is actually an anagram of Leviticus 19:4 which says “Do not put your trust in idols or make metal images of gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.” (2007) and the quote in the bottom is an actual quote by King James.

    I chose to make this image with these contrasting quotes to represent Latin because of how back in the day, the Bible (through the use of Latin and how it was restricted to only the higher-ups) was used as a way by the top members of society to give themselves more power in front of the common people who were trusting them that it was the actual word of God despite not knowing if it was indeed the truth. The text on top of his face serves, in a way, to represent how they were basically hiding behind these words that gave them so much power yet only they (or me in this case) only know the meaning of. I wanted people who would look at the image feel like someone from back in those days by having the person trust what the picture says but hide the truth from them.

    -J.P

  2. Uh, this is above and beyond and really very excellent work. JP, you’ll have no problem with the 2nd assignment!

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