Marten was the son of a wealthy Flemish immigrant who owned a successful sugar refinery in Amsterdam. In contrast to the newcomer Marten, Oopjen’s family had already been living in Amsterdam for generations.

Marten & Oopjen!

In 1634 (Amsterdam) Rembrandt van Rijn painted two wedding portraits commissioned by the two young married Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. Marten was the son of a wealthy Flemish immigrant who owned a successful sugar refinery in Amsterdam. In contrast to the newcomer Marten, Oopjen’s family had already been living in Amsterdam for generations.

The more than two-meter high portraits then stayed nearly 400 years in private possession. In early 2016 the two Rembrandt portraits were bought together by the Netherlands and France, a unique event.

To celebrate the two Rembrandt paintings coming to the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum created a Marten & Oopjen Magazine as a gift to all children between the age of nine and eleven.

Skipintro asked us to film the event of the first issues being handed out by the Rijksmuseum’s new General Director, Taco Dibbits.

The result

 

Stills

Project details

Project for:
Rijksmuseum
Date:
June 2016
Client:
Skipintro

Camera / edit:
Iskandar Bwefar
Sound:
Erik Thomassen
Title design:
Erik van Ophem