Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Night Watch Everywhere!

Perhaps the most famous painting by the prolific Rembrandt is The Night Watch (its popular name) which is given a place of honor in the refurbished Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Here it is in its new setting. I took this photo and the others in this post when visiting Holland in September of this year.

It seems that The Night Watch can be hard to avoid. Near central Amsterdam is the Rembrandtplein, a square renamed in honor of the artist. And in that square I found a sculpted version of the painting:

Having finished the Amsterdam part of our trip, my wife and I picked up a rental car and drove to Delft. While there, we visited the Royal Delft factory, the last of the makers of Delftware. Part of the facility is a small museum featuring creations the firm has made over the year, including ...


Augustin Tougas said...

And if you didn't had enough, there's a really good documentary on the painting :

Anonymous said...

So fitting the Royal Delft Night Watch was done up in Delft blue, awesome.

I was amused by the Night Watch sculpture that looks to have been made by the White Dwarf team of war miniature sculptors! Taking pics of goofy poses must certainly be a constant event there. I would like to see the refurbished museum in the future...! Thanks for the pics of your trip and sharing your insight with us.