Artwork Coming to Life

Tell Me a Story

Rembrandt: The Night Watch

Onze helden zijn terug!
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Why research?

What did the director of the Rembrandt commercial have to consider before bringing the painting "to life"?
Onze helden zijn terug! (Making-of)

Two Kinds of Research

  • Context: bio of artist/composer; cultural; historical, economic, political, technical
  • Narrative: the story of the artwork - What led to this situation? What happened afterward? Why?

Visual Arts: Your Product

It can be:
  • a video
  • a series of stills*** the choice for 2016
  • a painting
  • a performance
  • or...

Music: Your Product

  • a relevant soundtrack

Four stages of research

  1. Explore: Google/Image Quest various artworks; Choose one; I.D. time period & style
  2. Investigate: Q-chart; select best resources
  3. Process: Take notes and record resources; Plan: story chart, storyboard template
  4. Create: Create & edit your final product

Ms Showalter's Motherlode of Art Inspiration

TIme periods to choose from

  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • Impressionism
  • Modern
  • Neo-Classical
  • Minimalism
  • also look at Asian and African art

Musical elements

  • melody
  • timbre
  • rhythm
  • harmony
  • form
  • polyphonic texture
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Keyboard Works I,Ton Koopman

Video & image credits

Onze helden zijn terug! ING Nederland, 1 Apr. 2013. YouTube, www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6W2ZMpsxhg. Accessed 18 Oct. 2016.


The Nightwatch
. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/108_216524/1/108_216524/cite. Accessed 4 Oct 2016.


Rear wall of Art Gallery of Ontario. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/167_3986165/1/167_3986165/cite. Accessed 10 Oct 2016.


Music Lovers / Col.Woodcut / c.1840. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/109_109244/1/109_109244/cite. Accessed 10 Oct 2016.