Storm on the sea of Galilee

“Indeed, I should have been a second Rembrandt…”

Victor Hugo

Rembrandt Van Rijn only painted one seascape, but it was a good one. The Biblical scene pitches nature against human frailty. The panic stricken disciples struggle against a sudden storm and fight to regain control of their fishing boat as a large wave crashes over the bow. One disciple vomits over the side, but Christ (seen on the right) remains calm. According to the Bible, he is uttering the phrase “O ye of little faith…” The painting dates from 1633. Since 1885 it could be seen in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Don’t rush over there however, in 1990 it was stolen in the largest ever art robbery. It has never been seen since. Check out the podcast Last Seen. #humansfightingnature #letsmakelemonade

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