Friday, May 17, 2013

Rembrandt Redux

 Flash Mob in Breda

Rembrandt's 12'x14' masterpiece, The Night Watch (more properly The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch preparing to march out), has been re-installed at the Rijksmuseum, part of a $400 million renovation of the Amsterdam museum.

In honor of that, a flash mob performed at a mall in Breda.

Apparently an attempt was also made to have a flash mob do Malevich's iconic modernist painting, below.

Kazimir Malevitch, Suprematist Composition: White on White, 1918, MOMA

It proved to be, understandably, ill-suited.


Tomorrow the May Two-day Workshop begins. For me it will be fun, with The Vertical One behind me, to once again be out with Mother Nature.

Happy Painting!


  1. My wife and I went to see the Night Watch a few years ago, before the Rijksmeseum closed, and it was fantastic. After cleaning and with improved lighting it will be worth a second visit. A bit like your Chemin Blanc painting in impact, but not so colourful. Great video.