Monday, 4 April 2016

‘The Night Watch,’ by Rembrandt (and King Crimson)

 

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Artist: Rembrandt, Dimensions: 3.63 m x 4.37 m, Location: Rijksmuseum, Created: 1642

Rembrandt’s painting of Amsterdam’s compnay of militia men:

The picture was a huge success at the time, not least because it turns a fairly humdrum subject into a dynamic work of art.

Not many rock bands write a song about a classic painting, not like an Old Master like this one.

But King Crimson have never been any ordinary band of rock masters, have they. (But neither have their videos ever been up to much...)

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