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photoblog image ....Frans Banninck Cocq......

....Frans Banninck Cocq......

Frans Banninck Who???.

The Mayor of Amsterdam (1651) dressed in black with a red sash, is the central figure in Rembrandt's Nachtwacht, painted in 1642.

....Frans Banninck Cocq......

Frans Banninck Who???.

The Mayor of Amsterdam (1651) dressed in black with a red sash, is the central figure in Rembrandt's Nachtwacht, painted in 1642.

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Love the whole feel to this...how you captured the activity...all wonderful!! GREAT job!
Picturit: Thank you, TG it was NOT busy at the time, we went very early to make sure we had a good few. The Van gogh Museum had a 3,5 hour waiting line.....As the Anne Frank House, over 4 hours waiting...
We were lucky....
Astrid.
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 3 Aug 2015, 02:48
Is that painting hung crooked, Astrid?
Picturit: No it is not, that is the pov I had, i was not standing straight in front of the painting.
Astrid.
A great shot, Astrid! It's hard to get decent shots in galleries / museums... and the painting is shown nicely as well!!
Picturit: I have a picture of the Nachtwacht without people. I thought it was more appealing with people in it.
Thank you as always.
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2015, 06:19
Very famous indeed Astrid. I wonder how much it would be worth on the open market?
Picturit: It is famous and a joy to the eye over and over again. I googled 'value Nachtwacht', it has never been on the open market. Rembrandt painted it on behalf of the City council and so the city of Amsterdam owns it and the painting was always on some of the walls somewhere. Now the renovated the Rijksmuseum and the designers created a 'hall of fame', with the Nachtwacht as center piece (loaned from the City Council). In 2011 somebody estimated it to be 500 million Euro. Rembrandt received a fee of 1600 guilders for the painting, his yearly income was 300 guilder, it was his most expensive painting made by him......
Astrid.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Aug 2015, 06:43
Yes, one of the highlights in the wonderful Rijksmuseum - I have been there two years ago after the new opening - and the visitors appear to have been quite more ....in other rooms there were fewer tourists. Fascinating also the entrance and the halls ... Yes, this was a must for Nicholas! Fine that we are now allowed to photograph in many museums. A very clear photo of the painting!
I remember first seeing this masterpiece in a room much smaller than this one, MLMA, where it looked humongous. It doesn't look as big in this space but it's still huge. When you see the lighting in this painting compared to others around it, you understand why it has stood the test of times as one of the greatest painting of all. I LOVE how you captured it like this. I hope Nicholas never forgets it!
Picturit: They did a great job with the new Rijksmuseum. I remember the painting when I was a little girl, it was HUGE... but then I was little.
Nicholas will always have a memory of it. When the name pops up, he will say; HA, I was there smile
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 3 Aug 2015, 07:30
Imagine such waiting times - it would take the pleasure from the day
Picturit: We did too... I am not a 'waiting in line' person. I know I will survive by not seeing some things. (Don't' tell anybody, I never read the diary of Anne Frank, neither did my brother, I asked him last Saturday)
Astrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2015, 08:55
Ah... oh dear... I'm going to show my ignornace by saying I['ve never heard of it sad Others seem to appreciate it, though.
Picturit: I do think you might have heard of the Nightwatch painted by Rembrandt. And if not, who cares, I might be the only Dutch person that did not read the diary of Anne Frank, my brother did not read that either (he became Canadian) had nothing to do with Anne Frank though...
You know things I don't know. Isn't it great to exchange information to each other smile
I love the painting because of the light. In that day, everybody in the painting wanted to have the same light, which is impossible. Rembrandt painted 'as he saw it'.....
Have a great day Alan, I am on my way to have a small bike ride, maybe close to an hour 'to get back in shape'...
Astrid.
The nachtwacht is a wonderful painting Astrid, and clearly I am not alone in that view. There is so much to see when looking at this.
The light in this painting is studied by painters. It is a true masterpiece.
I visited this museum in 1966 during my Dutch/Belgian holiday so must have seen this really good painting.
Looks like he was a master of light Astrid. Very popular too by the look of it
Quite a crowd...
I really like this, Astrid,the crowd in the painting,and the one watching, just works well.
He has an air of prosperity Lady P

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