The Night Watch
Why should a painting of a group of part-time Amsterdam militiamen, dressed up for an occasion that wasn't serious anyway, have become the most revered painting in Holland? The full story of Rembrandt's masterpiece.
This engaging series of art documentaries investigates the stories behind classic works by three masters of 17th-century painting: Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer of Holland and Diego Velázquez of Spain. A Dutch military company sets out in Rembrandt's The Night Watch, Vermeer celebrates his own medium in The Art of Painting, and the goddess of love regards herself in a mirror held by Cupid in Velázquez's The Rokeby Venus.