8 comments for “The Nightwatch R’s take on the local politicians and city leaders of his time.

  1. Southern Belle
    January 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    GNB Art Desk
    Is this a Dutch Masters pic?

  2. Amy
    January 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    No. This is Today.

    • Southern Belle
      January 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Amy is fired up!

  3. Southern Belle
    January 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    GNB Art Desk

    “Question Authority!”

  4. Southern Belle
    January 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm
  5. January 22, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    The painting is said to have been commissioned by the Captain and seventeen members of his Kloveniers (civic militia guards). Eighteen names appear on a shield, painted circa 1715, in the centre right background, as the hired drummer was added to the painting for free.[3] A total of 34 characters appear in the painting. Rembrandt was paid 1,600 guilders for the painting (each person paid one hundred), a large sum at the time. This was one of a series of seven similar paintings of the militiamen (Dutch: ‘Schuttersstuk’) commissioned during that time from various artists.

    The painting was commissioned to hang in the banquet hall of the newly built Kloveniersdoelen (Musketeers’ Meeting Hall) in Amsterdam. Some have suggested that the occasion for Rembrandt’s commission and the series of other commissions given to other artists was the visit of the French queen, Marie de Medici, in 1638. Even though she was escaping at the time from her exile from France by her son Louis XIII her arrival was met with great pageantry.

  6. hoosiertaxpayer
    January 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    That G. really knows his art….

    • January 22, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      G knows the painting. Seen it in person a few times. But not the details in the excerpt above which come from he he he wikipedia! However G stood before this cinematic painting with old buddy Greaser….Greaser wa dumbstruck. In person it is a complete knock you over

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