Dr. Wendy Schaller

About Dr. Wendy Schaller

Dr. Wendy Schaller is an Associate Professor of Art History at Ashland University. She earned her BA from the University of Tennessee and both her MA and Ph.D. in art history from the Ohio State University. Her research focuses primarily on portraits of children and the subject of death, grief and consolation in the seventeenth-century Netherlands.

Rembrandt, The Night Watch (Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq), 1642, oil on canvas, 379.5 x 453.5 cm (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
As drums beat, a dog barks and a gun smokes. This lively, illuminated scene breaks the mold of group portraiture.

Rembrandt, The Night Watch