More About Rembrandt Van Rjin’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
A 17th-century maven that hails as one of the best paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. This painting represents a scene from a very significant biblical tale.
It depicts a scene of a storm hitting a boat in the roaring sea of Galilee. It’s a portrayal from the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Mark in the Bible.
The central theme displays a boat battling the strong and massive sea waves in amidst a catastrophic storm. There are about thirteen figures painted here, including Jesus Christ. All the human subjects painted here are speculated to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
Many of them seem to be in a state of fearfulness from the thought of immediate death. One of them can be seen vomiting on the right side of the frame. The probable reason for his vomit could’ve been sea sickness.
The only calm and composed painted is Jesus Christ. As he gazes toward the humongous sea waves, he attempts to tranquilize them with his blissfulness.
Other people present in this painting are trying to stabilize the boat by balancing the mainsail and the mast. One of them is holding on to the mast, and a few of them are trying to retrieve the torn mainsail clothes.
The color scheme of this artwork is pretty exquisite in nature. It comprises of various components that symbolize the tone of the painting.
For instance, the dark contrasted color palette of clouds portrays a fearsome and intimidating element. It represents evil trying to take over the good when Jesus Christ suddenly emerges as the light of hope.
The storm has been painted with a very evocative and ferocious style. The use of white while depicting the edges of waves is done aggressively. They depict the intensity and power of the roaring sea.
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