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The Night Watch recreated: photographer makes replica from modern day models

Finding people at weddings, in markets, and even scooting past them in the street, Dutch photographer Julius Rooymans has created a replica of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch. In a project taking eight months, the photographer has sourced modern Dutch people with the perfect historic beards and faces, recreated helmets and artefacts with the help of a 3D printer and skilled costume makers, and created NachtWacht360. One one side, his photograph replicates the famous Night Watch – considered Rembrandt’s most ambitious artwork and a national treasure – and on the reverse he uses the same models to reveal uglier truths about Rembrandt’s 17th century life.

2019-07-16T15:08:50+00:00