Philips paints with light: spectacular ‘Night Exposition’ revealed in the Rijksmuseum

Visible from the passage under the museum until April 8th, 2015

March 26, 2015

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Starting today and for a period of two weeks only, the largest portraits of the Rijksmuseum, painted in light, will be on display each evening in the Atrium of the museum. The ‘Night Exposition’ is organized by Philips, founder of the Rijksmuseum, as a tribute to the unequalled master of light, Rembrandt – who is now on display in the Philips wing of the museum in the Late Rembrandt exhibition


The exposition features the 17 winners of Philips’ Dutch Masters of Light campaign. The light art portraits were ‘painted’ by light artist Eelco van den Berg and clearly show the modern possibilities of LED. Each evening until April 8th, the exposition will create a spectacular lightshow, visible from the passage under the museum.


Master-of-light Rembrandt ‘painted’ by Philips’ newest LED-technology.

Light artist Eelco van den Berg at work, creating the enormous light art portraits in the Rijksmuseum for the Philips ‘Night Exposition’.

A historical moment: the largest portrait in the Rijksmuseum measuring 6m x 6.5m, featuring campaign winner Jorrit Horstman.

Rijksmuseum Director Wim Pijbes officially opens the Philips ‘Night Exposition’, emphasizing the importance of the partnership with Philips.

For more information, please contact:

Madeline van Vliet or Kitty van Muiswinkel
Tel: +31 20 406 5930 /


About Late Rembrandt

For the first time, the Rijksmuseum is presenting a major retrospective of the late works of Rembrandt van Rijn. Late Rembrandt shows the impressive pinnacle of his immense talent. In his later years, Rembrandt experimented with graphic and painting techniques, lending his work unprecedented depth. It led to his most daring, individual and intimate work and made the latter period of his life the most distinctive, innovative and exceptional one of his whole career.


About Royal Philips

Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in The Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at