Tim's Vermeer

Tim's Vermeer

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  • Tim Jenison
  • Penn Jillette
  • Martin Mull

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

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art history: How did 17th-century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's journey takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer.

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