What kind of painting is The Storm on the Sea of Galilee?

What kind of artwork is The Storm on the Sea of Galilee?

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a 1633 oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn. It was previously in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston but was stolen in 1990 and remains missing.

Why are there storms on the Sea of Galilee?

This is evidenced by the abundant basalt and other igneous rock that define the geology of the Sea of Galilee region. Due to its low-lying position in the rift valley, surrounded by hills, the sea is prone to sudden violent storms; hence the New Testament story about Jesus calming the storm.

What does Storm on the Sea of Galilee depict?

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is the only seascape ever painted by Rembrandt. It depicts Jesus calming the waves of the sea, saving the lives of the fourteen men aboard the vessel. Of these fourteen men, it is said Rembrandt included a self portrait of himself in the boat, next to Jesus and his twelve disciples.

What was Rembrandt’s religion?

Many of Rembrandt’s images allow for varied interpretations of his faith; his patrons were diverse, and included various Christian denominations and Jews. In nearly every case, Rembrandt steers a middle course in his varied interpretations.


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