Rembrandt van Rijn - The Night Watch (1642)

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Art History Online presents ‘The Nigth Watch’ by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). This innovative militia portrait is one of the most famous paintings in the world.

By watching this video you’ll learn the major facts about ‘The Night Watch’. The painting will be visually analyzed (composition, ordonnance, color, technique, style, etc.) and the common interpretations are explained.