Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tim's Vermeer - Good Movie

 How did Vermeer achieve the effects he did in his masterwork paintings?  No one knows, but quite a few painters and scientists think he used some kind of optical system.  Tim Jenison sets out to replicate one of Vermeer's most famous works, The Music Lesson, doing just that.  The results are astonishing, the effort to achieve them heroic.

Tim's Vermeer (2013)

Tim's Vermeer is on Blu-Ray and DVD from Sony Home Entertainment, or you can watch it over the internet via pay per view. I've never been satisfied with the latter (poor picture quality), and the DVD has extras.  Sony sells it through Amazon.  Here's the link:

Here's one for free that I find interesting. Like Tim did, these men spend all day bent over exacting work and near-microscopic detail. They are artists:

Masters of Time: The World of Swiss Complicated Watches

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