Behold, the most incredibly detailed photo of a classic painting ever

A close up of the painting Night Watch, Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq by Rembrandt
(Image credit: RijksMuseum)

With the past couple of years we have all had, it's been difficult to get out into the world and explore some of your favourite galleries and exhibitions. But fear not, as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam might have the answer to our prayers.

The museum has photographed one of Rembrandt's paintings in such high detail that you can now explore it as if you were standing in the gallery looking at the real thing. The project coined 'Operation Night Watch' by Rijksmuseum, aims to explore Rembrandt's masterpiece and fit the missing pieces of the puzzle. If you have been missing your favourite artworks, then check out our roundup of the best online art galleries to get your fix. 

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.