Art favorites: Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Water and sky—usually so comforting—are menacing in the context of this painting. Yet in the midst of the metaphorical woes reflected in the dark skies and the roiling waters is calm. The painting suggests to the viewer that difficulties in life need not overwhelm. Peace can still prevail.

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee
Ludolf Backhuysen I
Dutch, 1630-1708
Indianapolis Museum of Art

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