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Re: Rembrandt and paints

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Wed, 20 Oct 1999 02:12:33 EDT

In a message dated 10/19/99 7:24:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time, MPBC90

<< The magazine explains that
originally this portrait of the local civic guard was not as dark, but that
"over the years, the painting darkened considerably," hence the name. >>

Sometimes I am astonished at the lack of precision of what passes for art
information, its almost insulting.
Rembrandts great painting, "The Night Watch," represents a group of citizens
who performed the public service of patrolling the streets of Amsterdam
during a period of public unrest. They really were night watchmen. The
painting lost some detail from darkening over time, but that isn't the reason
for its name.