Tim’s Vermeer is released in UK cinemas on 17th January and we’ve got our hands on loads of content from the movie.
The documentary film is directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and follows inventor Tim Jenison’s quest to duplicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer. The film made its premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is finally making its way into UK cinemas on Friday.
The synopsis for the movie is:
Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) 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 eight years, Jenison’s adventure 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 even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.
Check out clips, the trailer and lots of images from the movie below: