Rembrandt's Masterpiece

The Night Watch, Dutch master Rembrandt's masterpiece painting, isn't a night watch at all. Years of age and low lighting gave the painting a darker setting, and the mistaken name stuck. Militia Company of District II Under the Command of Frans Banninck Cocq is the actual name of the painting and all of Rembrandt's formidable skill is on display. Rembrandt's mastery of perspective, light, and depth of field is there, along with subtle hints that suggest the painter was poking fun at his subject. Nerdwriter goes deep into the techniques that make this the best work of one of the masters of the form.

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