Night Watch - Completed in 1642, at the peak of the Dutch Golden Age, The Night Watch is one of the most famous paintings by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. It depicts a city guard moving out, led by Captain Frans Banning Cocq and his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch. For much of its existence, the painting was coated with a dark varnish which gave the incorrect impression that it depicted a night scene, leading to the name Night Watch.

Night Watch - Completed in 1642, at the peak of the Dutch Golden Age, The Night Watch is one of the most famous paintings by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. It depicts a city guard moving out, led by Captain Frans Banning Cocq and his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch. For much of its existence, the painting was coated with a dark varnish which gave the incorrect impression that it depicted a night scene, leading to the name Night Watch.

Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn  Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

Rembrandt van Rijn and Workshop (Probably Govaert Flinck) - Man in Oriental Costume

Rembrandt van Rijn and Workshop (Probably Govaert Flinck) - Man in Oriental Costume

Masterpieces of Dutch Painting From the Mauritshuis' the Frick ...                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Masterpieces of Dutch Painting From the Mauritshuis' the Frick ... More

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Rembrandt van Rijn - Lucretia, 1664. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC…

Rembrandt van Rijn - Lucretia, 1664. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC…

10 Most Famous Paintings of all Time

10 Most Famous Paintings of all Time

Rembrandt - A Man in a Room (1630) : I mean, look at the way he painted the light.   His light is an inspiration for photographers

Rembrandt - A Man in a Room (1630) : I mean, look at the way he painted the light. His light is an inspiration for photographers

Rembrandt van Rijn - Sacrifice of Isaak

Rembrandt van Rijn - Sacrifice of Isaak

Rembrandt's self-portrait at age 22. An example of chiaroscuro- the dramatic use of light and shade

Rembrandt's self-portrait at age 22. An example of chiaroscuro- the dramatic use of light and shade

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