Tim's Vermeer

A captivating look at a high-tech inventor who presumes to replicate the work of a great painter.

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Tim's Vermeer

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically - 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces; on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney; and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer.
Genre
Documentary
Runtime
80
Language
English
Director
Teller
FEATURED REVIEW
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"Tim's Vermeer," a fascinating documentary by the comic magicians Penn & Teller, has a way of arousing passionate feelings while provoking fresh ideas about the porous border between technology and art. The film was produced by Penn Jillette and directed by Teller in his feature debut. It's serious ...

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