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The Night Watch

1642

Why is it canonical?

Possibly one of the most famous paintings of all time, this was created by Rembrandt van Rijn well into his career when he was highly sought after for commissions like the one that resulted in this. This painting shows just how deeply into Caravaggio's style and Baroque the Netherlands had come, filled with immediate action and energy and remarkable contrast in color.

Periods

Baroque

Media

Painting Oil

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Rembrandt van Rijn, The Night Watch

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