The way that light and shadow are used in a painting can often become the defining characteristic of that work. Rembrandt was known for his extraordinary use of light and darkness, and his followers are known for the same skill. In this 25-minute film, get to know how Rembrandt and his followers as well as Mondrian and Vermeer used warm light to create impressive works that have stood the test of time to become the classics in the world of art. Light in paintings often used to relate interior and exterior spaces and often sets the tone for a work. In this film, explore 500 years of light usage in Dutch paintings. In many of these works, light is used as a material that creates juxtaposition, warmth and a memorable quality that draws viewers in.