Flashmob Recreates Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” in a Dutch Shopping Mall

Men in costumeFlashmob actors posed as in paintingThe European banking sector may still be on shaky footing. But it’s not stopping European banks from putting together a good flashmob. Last year, the Spanish bank, Banco Sabadell, brought together 100 professional musicians and singers to perform the anthem of the European Union — Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from his Symphony No. 9. And movingly so. It all happened in the Plaça de Sant Roc in Sabadell, Spain, a little north of Barcelona.

This year, we travel north to the city of Breda in Holland, where the Dutch multinational bank ING paid performers to recreate Rembrandt’s famous painting, The Night Watch, in a shopping center. The occasion? The re-opening of The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on April 13 after a long 10-year renovation.

via The Guardian

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