Rembrandt – Night Watch

Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” – In the News

A giant new scan of Rembrandt’s famous painting is making the rounds in the art news world. It is generally accompanied with an illustration like this:

Kinda dark and dingy if you ask me. What good is fabulous resolution if you can’t really see it well?

The story in PopPhoto – shows a photo of the scan in progress:

Notice how much brighter the painting looks in this photo.

So which is it? Is the painting bright and spectacular or dark and dingy as in the provided images?

Might it really look closer to this:

So many photos on the web seem to suffer from the dark and dingy look. Why? Can somebody explain to me what is going on?

.:. © 2022 Ludwig Keck

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1 Response to Rembrandt – Night Watch

  1. Such very historic paintings.

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