Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Who’ll watch the watchers

Nochnoy Dozor’s great movie Nightwatch II is screening here in Wellington and reminded us of a number of versions we saw in the Netherlands of the last great commissioned painting by Rembrandt. Here, in the spirit of copycatism, they are. And for all of you who are frustrated by not knowing who the dressed-up folk in the painting are, you can take it out on this uninformative who’s-who link. “Girl in yellow dress with chicken.” ... Oh ... right ... that's who she is.

Images: Top left to right, the original housed in the Rieksmuseum, a 3D version in the Rembrandt Square. Bottom left to right, a fast food outlet near the museum, a tile mural in Delft.