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Year
2013
Runtime
80 min.
Director
Teller
Genres
History, Documentary
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
6,400
Checks
681
Favs
79
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
11.6% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Tim's Vermeer is the most fun I've had watching paint dry (I bet every reviewer ever made that joke). This documentary signed Penn & Teller follows their friend, Video Toaster inventor Tim Jenison, as he tries to deduce how the Dutch master Vermeer painted his luminous works, and attempts to recreate it without any painting experience and with only tools available in the 17th century. It sounds like a movie about forging a painting, but really, it puts into question assumptions about how the great masters worked, and whether art and technology are mutually exclusive (having worked in the fine arts community, I can tell you they are not, but the layman may well think so). The insane lengths at which Jenison goes to achieve his goal carry you through the first part of the film, but it's the painstaking process of painting the work I found really riveting, where a man starts to lose himself in obsession, and in the soul-numbing work of the man-machine. 8 years 8 months ago
  2. onuryz's avatar

    onuryz

    Mesmerizing. Art and science meet at one point. Perfect documentary! 7 years 3 months ago
  3. KuroSawWhat's avatar

    KuroSawWhat

    Geeks will love Tim's Vermeer. Tim's obsession with Johannes Vermeer is easily relatable to anyone who has become a little too obsessed with something. His attempt to recreate and prove the validity of a lost painting technique is both fascinating and humorous, as we follow him through the ups and downs of the long grind. In the end, it feels quite inspirational without seeming to try, and makes you feel like anyone can be a master, if you just try hard enough. I'm really glad I got to see this. It kind of makes me want to paint... 10 years 1 month ago
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