04/05/2013 10:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rembrandt Flash Mob Shocks Dutch Shoppers With Live Action Rendition Of 'The Night Watch' (VIDEO)

Sorry Harlem Shake, the honor of being our favorite flash mob has been usurped by a highbrow alternative. We're happy to say giant penguin suits and rave gear have been replaced with white poofy collars and spears.

In a wave of epic brilliance, a Dutch flashmob recently stormed a shopping center in the southern city of Breda, recreating the tableaux of Rembrandt's 17th century classic painting, "The Night Watch."


Rembrandt, The Night Watch, 1642, oil on canvas

The prank slash performance piece, which we first spotted on the Guardian, was coordinated honor of the beloved painting's return to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam after the building's 10-year renovation was complete.

Watch it and let us know if you think recreating iconic paintings will be a new international trend. (It's a long shot, but you never know...)

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