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3 art restorers restoring 'The Night Watch' by Rembrandt, on cover of 'The Secret of the Night Watch', by Lannoo Publishers.

The Secret of the Night Watch

By (author) Marc Pos


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  • The Night Watch, along with Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, is one of the most famous paintings in the world. Discover all the secrets and techniques revealed during the recent restoration of this masterpiece at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
  • Scientific research and expert opinions made accessible to a general public
Full Description

This lavishly illustrated book records the high profile restoration of Rembrandt van Rijn’s 17th century masterpiece, The Night Watch, one of the world’s most famous paintings. Many questions about the creation of this work have been answered by extensive technical studies done in conjunction with the restoration. The popular Dutch TV program The Secret of the Master has documented the restoration of The Night Watch in four episodes, assisted in this by various external specialists. This book, by the producer of that series, reveals the many secrets of this fascinating and important work.

About the Author

Marc Pos is a television director and producer. He studied directing at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. He has had his own production company, POSVIDEO, since 2015. Marc Pos is the producer of The Secret of the Master, a four part series about the restoration of The Night Watch.

Lannoo Publishers
14th Feb 2022
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
265 mm x 210 mm
192 Pages
120 color, 50 b&w
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