For believers, owning sacred religious art, paintings is a way of enhancing, embracing, and strengthening faith. Religious paintings take many forms and have been a popular way of connecting with faith for thousands of years. In fact, religious images were painted by many of the renowned artists of the Renaissance period. Despite its age, religious themed artwork does not look dated. Instead, images representing Christ, angels, and scenes from the Old Testament are iconic images that still manage to enrapture and thrill modern art lovers.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born 1606 in Leiden, the Netherlands. He was the fourth of 6 surviving children out of 10. His family was quite well-to-do. His father was a miller and his mother was a baker's daughter. After a brief but important apprenticeship with the famous painter Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden. In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students.
Oil painting reproduction: Rembrandt Van Rijn Christ In The Storm 1633 - Artisoo.com