"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 5 June 2014

What a neat coincidence

Here's a coincidence  On Channel 2 I'm  watching a program called Art of the Low Counyries.

I  watched  commentary on a huge painting called The Night Watchman.

It features Amsterdam's militia.  But at the time it was painted, the militia  had become  a Gentleman's Club better known for  carousing than they were for fighting.


Anonymous said...

That is a great painting
I am pretty sure, correction accepted, that the faces in paintings by that artist were of nobles and rich trades-people who paid to have their visages put into the work.
It never ends.

Anonymous said...

The painting by Rembrandt was created 372 years ago and is correctly called The Night Watch, this shortened name having been bestowed upon it during the 18th century.

It is more than 2 1/2 times older than Canada.

I wonder what Canadians will be looking at more than 200 years from now?