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Tim's Vermeer (2013)

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Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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3 October 2013 (USA)  »

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$49,777 (USA) (31 January 2014)

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$1,662,566 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Tim Jenison: There's also this modern idea that art and technology must never meet - you know, you go to school for technology or you go to school for art, but never for both... And in the Golden Age, they were one and the same person.
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Smoke On The Water
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Written by Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover amd Ritchie Blackmore
Performed by Tim Jenison
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Philistine alert
9 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film has to get at least three stars because it does show some of Vermeer's lovely paintings, if only momentarily and in close-up. Apart from that it seems to be a film about a guy who thinks that Vermeer used mirrors/machines to get his paintings so lifelike. Really? What about all those other lifelike painters. Durer, Holbein, Ingres, Velasquez .... the list could go for ages. He seems to know absolutely nothing about art. The fact that Vermeer did not use pencil or other sketches on the canvas, before putting on the paint, means nothing at all. Plenty of painters use oil paint heavily diluted. Anyway, perhaps it is all saved in the last half. Perhaps there is new evidence, wonderful arguments, wit and brilliance. I wouldn't know. By then I was fast asleep.


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