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Clever idea from Holland

Discussion in 'Art Matters & News' started by Keith L Hewitt, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Keith L Hewitt

    Keith L Hewitt MGF, Master Grumble Framer

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    [TD]The Rijks museum in Holland had an idea:


    Let's bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum.


    They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, “The Night Watch,”


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    and brought to life the characters in it,


    placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself!


    http://www.youtube.com/embed/a6W2ZMpsxhg?feature=player_embedded


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  2. Dermot Cox-Kearns

    Dermot Cox-Kearns SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Yep they did that one well. .

    It was to advertise the re opening of the museum after a major renovation. .
     
  3. MnSue

    MnSue SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I wonder what the faces of the mall executives were like when the idea was first proposed to them...

    "explain this again...you want to do WHAT??"

    fabulous idea....
     
  4. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    If they did that in Walmart, by all accounts no one would bat an eyelid. :icon21:


    If they did it in the UK, all the armed response police teams from about a 200 mile radius would converge. :eek:
     
  5. Hired Help

    Hired Help SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Exactly what I thought the first time I watched it. SWAT teams here would have a field day.
     
  6. Peter Odems

    Peter Odems SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    We have some freedom over here…. But a thief has to be caught. Come to visit Holland in the summer and make a boat-trip near Amsterdam and visit a smart-shop the Dutch wiet and than visit the Rijksmuseum. Don't taste "paddo's" because it makes you hallucinate and don't eat "space cake" because you go sick in your hotel room. The painting of de Nachtwacht is still very impressive. Most disturbing thing to me is that they once did cut a part off (left side) that is never been found again. Perhaps something for making a film about that missing part.
     
  7. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    That's interesting Peter. I never knew that. Maybe they had a readymade. :D
     
  8. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    In California we have something called Pageant Of The Masters, an annual re-enactment of famous paintings, sculpture etc. all volunteers.
    http://www.foapom.com/pageant-of-the-masters/
    Very cool, but not as spontaneous as the one in Holland.

    What is a Smart Shop?
     
  9. Peter Odems

    Peter Odems SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    A smart shop is where you can buy your soft-drug-stuff. But we agree over here that the force of stuff that is listed in "soft", is not so soft anymore as when it was listed.

    @Peter

    The painting was originally bought by the city of Amsterdam and they had found a good wall in the city-house. But the wall was about 80 cm shorter so the the painting was shortened to take a part off on the left. Nobody knows what happened with that part. I have to look for information what was posed on that part.
     
  10. Peter Odems

    Peter Odems SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Just found that they made a tv-play about the 4 missing parts. But in 2006 a hear-play was released in 4 languages in a CD-box with 3 CD's. When you visit the Rijksmuseum you can investigate the content of the missing parts. As I saw that they did a specific printing-session of "De Nachtwacht" with a new printer that can reproduce the curved and 3D shapes of the painting-layers. I think it should be a good idea to reproduce the missing parts and expose it beside the original painting.
     
  11. Kwik Picture Framing

    Kwik Picture Framing CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Whether they do choose to visit the museum or not, I think it's great that they're then able to see art that they wouldn't otherwise get to see every day.
     
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