THE NIGHT WATCH:
“The night watch” is a Dutch Golden Age painting which was very popular and famous. This masterpiece was executed by Rembrandt van Rijn. It is displayed in the Rijks Museum as the best known painting in its collection even though; it is in the collection of the Amsterdam Museum.  The painting is popularly known for three characteristics.

  • It’s extremely large size
  • Effective use of light and shadow
  • Its reality view

the night watch

THE NIGHT WATCH

One of the major objects of this painting is that the figures are lively human size and creating an illusion that the characters in the painting jumps off the canvas and acts real


OTHER WORK BY THE AUTHOR:

the scene of the prodigal son  

THE PRODIGAL SON IN THE TAVERN

the storm on the lake of galilee  

THE STORM ON THE SEA OF GALILEE

In the year 1975 the painting was said to be attacked by an unemployed school teacher using a bread knife. Similar to this an attack was made on the painting where acid was sprayed with a concealed pump bottle. The painting was then saved by the Security Guards by spraying water onto the canvas. The acid had only penetrated the varnish layer of the painting and it was fully restored.


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