TimsVermeerCoverOne of the most intriguing and interesting documentary I have watched. Tim is a genius. If you have an interest in art, art history, technology, or optics, then you will enjoy this documentary.

Synopsis

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempt to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography?

Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.