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Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee was painted by Rembrandt in 1633. It was kept at the Isabella-Stewart-Gardner Museum in Boston until 1990. On 18 March 1990, the painting was stolen, along with twelve other works of art. The composition depicts a biblical scene described in the New Testament: the miracle of the calming of the storm on Lake Tiberias, according to chapter 4 of the Gospel according to Mark in the New Testament. It is the only painting by Rembrandt set in a watery environment. It is generally thought that Rembrandt portrayed himself, the twelve apostles and Jesus in the boat in which fourteen figures are painted. It is thought that this is the figure looking out at the viewer. The close treatment of the subject and the overall composition can be traced back to an engraving by Adriaen Collaert based on a drawing by the Flemish artist Maarten de Vos. This print depicting the storm on the Sea of Galilee was plate 8 of the twelve-part work Vita, passio et Resvrrectio Iesv Christ, published by Jan and Raphael Sadeler in Antwerp in 1583. Rembrandt's painting follows the portrait format of the print in its composition and also depicts the boat in a forward-leaning position. As in the print, most of the work's space is taken up by the main motif, the disciples on the boat struggling against the elements. On the morning of 18 March 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers broke into the museum and stole Galileo's Storm on the Sea and twelve other works in [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the baroque style.


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