Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dimensions: 363 x 437
The original name was painting crew of Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburcha preparing to march. Today expanded title Night Watch got the picture, because dark paint, which was provided in the 18th century. The paint in the first half of the 20th century removed.
What attracts the viewer's eye first, the play of light and shadow, Rembrandt captured that perfectly. In the foreground in the picture below we can see the black-clad captain as talks with his officer. For bearer John Visscher Cornelissen with a garrison flag is a little girl in a dress whose color points to win. A dead chicken in his belt again symbolizes the defeated opponent.
The painting was originally two other characters, balustrade and the edge of the step, which served to capture movement. However, these were trimmed during installation of the Amsterdam City Hall. The entire original scene captures copy
painter Gerrit Lundens, located National Gallery in London.
Rembrandt painted picture Night Watch in 1642. Prevailing color of this fine art print is brown and its shape is landscape. Original size is 363 x 437. This art piece is located in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669).
Dutch painter considered one of the greatest painters of all time, who particularly affected the history of art. Already during his lifetime, he achieved great renown - he painted famous contemporaries and taught dozens of outstanding painters. He often painted biblical themes (for example, Storm at Sea of Galilee
or observations of the Jewish community in Amsterdam). His most famous and popular work is Night Watch
- the military retinue of Captain Frans Banning. The painting was named by its discoverer Sir Joshua Reynolds for its dark colour (the picture is, in fact, full of daylight). Another of his beautiful paintings is worth mentioning: Return of the Prodigal Son