Team specialists make full-size copies of De Nachtwacht

The Night Watch van Rembrandt is painted life-size. A team of specialists from the AVROTR0S program hopes with this The Secret of the Master find out how the world-famous painting was made. The group started the project today, in the Rijksmuseum and opposite the real work itself.

The original, that’s official The company of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburgh prepares to march out hot, is being restored and researched with the latest techniques, so that a lot of new information is available about the genesis of the work.

“This research is the reason to step into Rembrandt’s skin and to imitate his painting techniques and to reconstruct materials,” says the broadcaster.

The team consists of a researcher and artist, a science historian, a materials expert and a conservator. They research everything from making pigments and oil to imitating certain painting techniques.

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