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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rembrandt-The Night Watch TB

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Sunday, 21 September 2014
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Grotte de Champdamoy

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


Probably Rembrandt's most famous painting (finished in 1642) was given its erroneous title “The Night Watch” in the early 19th century.   The title referred to the subdued lighting and led art critics to seek all manner of hidden mysteries in the painting.  The original title, recorded in the still extant family chronicle of Captain Banning Cocq, together with a sketch of the painting, sounds rather dry by comparison: "Sketch of the painting from the Great Hall of Cleveniers Doelen, in which the young Heer van Purmerlandt (Banning Cocq), as captain, orders his lieutenant, the Heer van Vlaerderdingen (Willem van Ruytenburch), to march the company out."

The painting is renowned for three characteristics: its colossal size (11.91 ft × 14.34 ft), the effective use of light and shadow (chiaroscuro), and the perception of motion in what would have traditionally been a static military portrait.

It was common at the time for officers of the various guilds, societies and militia units to sit for group portraits soon after their election.  A freqent arrangement was for persons to be seated in chairs with others standing behind, all facing the artist.  Or, if few in number, they might be seated around a table.  Typically, all persons in the portrait would be given equal treatment and the commission the to artist would be spilt among the sitters.  This painting is a conspicuous departure from that formula.  This painting was also controversial in that some who gave Rembrandt the commission would not pay their share because their faces were not plainly seen.  This work which alone was enough to make him immortal, was the very last commission that any of the guilds were willing to give the artist, because he would not make their portraits beautiful or fine looking, to the disadvantage of the whole picture.  This huge work hangs in its own room in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Tracking History (18260.9mi) View Map

Write note 08/17/2018 mike_du_51 posted a note for it   Visit Log

Tb Déposé aujourd'hui dans la grotte de Champdamoy. ;)

  • Dans la grotte..
Dropped Off 08/17/2018 mike_du_51 placed it in Grotte de Champdamoy Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France - 2.29 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/06/2018 mike_du_51 retrieved it from [TB-Hôtel] Pause Nature Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France   Visit Log

Tb récupéré dans la cache 'pause nature' dans l'hotel a TB.
Je vais le faire voyager avec moi pendant quelques jours, puis le relacher en pleine campagne.

  • Near from cache
Dropped Off 06/27/2018 Yayafromjura placed it in [TB-Hôtel] Pause Nature Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France - 7.1 miles  Visit Log

Une œuvre d'art en attente d'être vu par d'autres! Bon voyage!

Visited 06/27/2018 Yayafromjura took it to N°26 Circuit Du Val Saint Eloi Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France - 32.15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/17/2018 Yayafromjura took it to Notre Dame au cierge Grand-Est, France - 30.89 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/05/2018 Yayafromjura took it to LE HAUT D'EQUEVILLEY Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France - 11.81 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/30/2018 Yayafromjura took it to Scey sur Saône - Croix 2 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France - 42.14 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 05/28/2018 Yayafromjura grabbed it   Visit Log

Trouvé sur les remparts de la ville de n’aura pas profité du Lion très longtemps...mais il va aller voir d’autres cieux!

Dropped Off 05/20/2018 busy2 placed it in [MEB2] #22 Le belvédère des remparts Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France - .25 miles  Visit Log

Es geht im schönen Belfort weiter.

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