Thursday, March 21, 2019

Living Art

For much of its existence, the painting was coated with a dark varnish, which gave the incorrect impression that it depicted a night scene, leading to the name by which it is now commonly known. This varnish was removed only in the 1940s.

For Art Thursday, we have two sides of the same strange coin with paintings that come to life and mechanical flowers that open and close.

Here's the painting before it comes to life...The Night Watch (also known as Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq) by Rembrandt:

Here it is in action...The Rijksmuseum's flashmob 'Our Heroes are Back':

After that excitement, let's calm down with the soothing, mesmerizing MEADOW:


HWY said...

That Night Watch flash mob was wonderful! And the people there really seemed to "get it."

(Good thing it wasn't in some U.S. places or it could have ended up the Gunfight at the O.K. Mall. :-(

Loved the was indeed mesmerizing.

Rebecca Herzog said...

I love the idea of a flashmob to recreate art! I had never seen that before!