The Night Watch. When Rembrandt painted Frans Banning Cocq’s militia company, he imbued it with all the drama and gravity of a major moment in history. This program deftly deconstructs The Night Watch to understand the many conventions it broke through its suggestions of movement, dramatic use of light and perspective, and its very composition; appraises its value in the hearts of the Dutch; and reveals the terrible damage it has sustained over the centuries. The story of Banning Cocq’s musketeers and Rembrandt’s commission to paint them is also told, and The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Tulp—along with several Night Watch homages and send-ups—is discussed. A BBCW Production. (50 minutes).