Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Night Watch, By Day, In a Mall

I liked this far more than I should have, I expect.

If you remember the piece, it was a famous study by Rembrandt, of light and shadow.  Called "The Night Watch," it was actually entitled "The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq," after the guy who commissioned it (Cocq?  One of the Koch Brothers, I bet!)   

With thanks to the LMM


G Wolf said...

If they tried this in the US, they wouldn't get 15 seconds in before someone called 911 and all their "guns" would be confiscated.

Wonks Anonymous said...

I would have preferred if they used King Crimson's "The Night Watch" as music. It wouldn't have had the same instant recognizability, but Ode to Joy has been used enough.