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Tim's Vermeer

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About the Movie

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 116
  • Fresh: 104
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Art purists can relax since [inventor Tim] Jenison, a video wiz with little talent for painting, never really challenges Vermeer's genius for conception and composition. Technology is the thing at issue here. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jan 31, 2014

Fresh: A fascinating documentary that poses a compelling aesthetic query: did 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer use optical devices to achieve his gorgeously photo-realistic, light-filled artwork? – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jan 30, 2014

Fresh: "Tim's Vermeer" is a diverting 80-minute account of one man's mission to explore the Vermeer optics theory in detail. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Feb 13, 2014

Fresh: Some movies are great because of their artistry; "Tim's Vermeer" achieves greatness - OK, semi-greatness - by placing the act of artistic creation itself under a microscope. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Feb 20, 2014

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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