A new high resolution scan of The night watch You can zoom in so close that you can see all the little details: brush strokes, small tears around eyes and noses, and even the facial expressions of every character.
The night watch was painted by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642. The painting itself is famous for several reasons, including its 11.91 feet x 14.34 feet size and its use of light and shadow to highlight certain characters in the painting.
This new scan was released by the imaging team at the Rijksmuseum, a Dutch national museum in Amsterdam. The publication of the high-resolution image is part of a research and conservation initiative to preserve Rembrandt̵
This is not the first time that the high resolution painting has been put online. However, this version is characterized by better colors, lighting and shadow details. However, Google Arts & Culture also has a picture of the painting, according to the leading scientist at the Rijksmuseum, Rob Erdmann on twitterThe version of the Rijksmuseum contains “25 times more data” and a better coloring than the version from Google.
The actual painting is exhibited in the Rijksmuseum.