BRUEGHEL, Jan the Elder
(b. ca. 1568, Brussel, d. 1625, Antwerpen)

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

c. 1596
Oil on copper, 27 x 35 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

In this painting Jan Brueghel constructed a broad composition with a distant horizon where green and blue tones predominate, reflecting the effects of the stormy sky on the landscape. The gradations of colour reproduce the rich atmospheric effects and create the sensation of depth.