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image of Christ at the Sea of Galilee Jacopo Tintoretto (artist)
Venetian, 1518 - 1594
Christ at the Sea of Galilee, c. 1575/1580
oil on canvas
overall: 117.1 x 169.2 cm (46 1/8 x 66 5/8 in.) framed: 155.3 x 207 cm (61 1/8 x 81 1/2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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From the Tour: El Greco
Object 8 of 8

This is one of the most dramatic paintings produced by Tintoretto, whom El Greco considered the greatest artist after Titian. Its striking illumination, sketchy brushwork, and haunting effect are found in El Greco's own work. Christ stands at the Sea of Galilee after his resurrection, telling his disciples from the shore to cast again their empty nets. As they draw up a multitude of fishes, Simon Peter leaps from the boat in a swirl of activity similar to the crowded mêlée in El Greco's Christ Cleansing the Temple.

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