Rembrandt Film "Solves Mystery"

ITV News reports that director Peter Greenaway has claimed his new film solves one of the art world's greatest mysteries. Nightwatching focuses on Rembrandt's famous painting The Night Watch which has puzzled art scholars for centuries with its hidden clues and coded messages. Greenway's theory is that the artist used the painting to expose a murderous conspiracy amongst Amsterdam's ruling classes. In the film, Rembrandt - played by Martin Freeman - reluctantly accepts the job to paint the Amsterdam musketeer militia, but once he learns of their plot, he weaves "mysteries" into his work to expose the murders. The militiamen then take their revenge on the artist by destroying his reputation and personal life. Greenaway said he believed he had finally revealed the truth about the painting and challenged anyone to disprove him. He said: "There have been lots and lots of theories - here's another theory. "Remember that there is no history, only historians. I can't prove to you every single fact, but you can't disprove it either." The film, which was screened at the Venice Film Festival, also explores the artist's private life and sexual relationships. (For full source and full article click the Headline). Irish Art