Rembrandt van Rijn



Also known asRembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn
SkillsPainter, Etcher, Printmaker
BornJuly 15, 1606 (Leiden, Netherlands)
DiedOctober 4, 1669 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
PeriodBaroque, Dutch Golden Age

Paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn

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This dramatic illustration, “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee”,  is painted by the Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt. It is a dramatic depiction of the ‘calming the storm’ miracle done by Jesus. Jesus did many miracles in his lifetime including walking on water, cursing the fig tree, turning water into wine and many more. Those miracles and anecdotes made his apostles and followers have more faith in him. Though, as it is obvious in the stories, Jesus never exhibited his powers in public until it was a sheer necessity. Here, he is crossing the Sea of Galilee with his apostles and other Jewish people. The sea was known for its sudden storms and taking lives of people. Such a storm came across with this […]


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The most famous paintings in the world generally haven’t been found with any major historical events (except The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo). The subjects of most such paintings have been a portrait of a rich woman or a girl, a group or a portrayal of a landscape. The subject was nothing in particularly that much adorned or famous or important at the time those painting were being created. The subject got famous after the spectacular paintings by the painter got revealed towards the world and more importantly the unique features of those paintings which helped those paintings becoming famous. The represented painting, The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, doesn’t fit in the category. The subject […]


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