This is just a hobby for me. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. As a technical expert with an eye for graphics, Tim conceived and created some of the most successful graphic tools in the compute This inside look at the obsession and dedication of a man and his vision is, at times, as mesmerizing as the original art that served as its genesis. Kurt Loder Movie Reviews. Kurt Loder | 1.31.2014 9:00 AM This documentary was a pretty entertaining, and enjoyable… and really showed the grand scale and time some artists put into their work. We get a sense of the real challenges involved and a better understanding of the unique abilities and utter tenacity that every master artist must have had. Change ). Amoma is one travel site that needs to be put on permanent vacation. Something in the painter’s style just resonated with him. Talking Wondrously Mind-Boggling Art Doc 'Tim's Vermeer' The other night I woke up at 2am and made the above piece on my iPad. Tim’s Vermeer was a Documentary about a famous Dutch Artist, called Johannes Vermeer, where Tim Jenison attempts to recreate one of the 1600’s best artist’s work; The Music Lesson. Tim focused equally on color detail all over, being as exact to what he saw as possible, where Vermeer, it seems, let some detail areas go a bit so we focus on others. The film hints at a treasure trove of “aha” moments along the way but delivers only one or two. All text © Adam Furgang 2013 - 2019. It’s a highly sensitive topic that could have been covered better. Johannes Vermeer very likely used lenses and mirrors. Tim’s idea was both simple and bold — re-create Vermeer’s equipment and process and use them to paint one of his most famous works, The Music Lesson. I’ve been a big Penn & Teller fan since I first caught them on TV and went to see them during their frequent stops in Philadelphia with their tours. This method is a somewhat crude version of a Camera Lucida, which came into play around the 1800’s. Tim’s Vermeer was a Documentary about a famous Dutch Artist, called Johannes Vermeer, where Tim Jenison attempts to recreate one of the 1600’s best artist’s work; The Music Lesson. ( Log Out / Simple theme. If I recall, there is a company out at the moment which still releases modern day Camera Lucida. Read More about “Oscar Picks 2020”…. We’re there for the entire process, from concept to close. Tim Jenison is definitely someone fascinated by process. His deep pockets and compulsive personality afforded him the unique opportunity to actually test his theories. When he approached his good friend, Penn Jillette, about the idea, they both immediately saw the endeavor as perfect fodder for a full-length documentary. Labor Day and Tim's Vermeer Kate Winslet in a slushy romance, Penn and Teller on the trail of an artistic mystery. Watch Tim’s Vermeer online in the UK: TalkTalk TV / iTunes / Amazon Prime Instant Video / Rakuten TV It’s not often you see the words “A Penn & Teller Film” on the screen. D&D Lost Mine of Phandelver Adventure, season 2 Ro... Tim's Vermeer & What Makes an Artist an Artist... Vermeer Darger Koons. The methods of play that Tim used were ingenious, to say the least… and could be very useful for the amateur artist of today. For all its intrigue, the documentary does fail to deliver on some of its most tantalizing potential. My reflections (No pun intended) On this documentary mainly involves Intrigue. ( Log Out / Powered by. Along the way, he became intrigued by the works of various master painters, especially those by famed Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The original Doom still manages to be a blast despite being 23 years old. My biggest criticism of the film is that 60 Minutes covered much of the same ground 11 years ago with a piece that managed to answer many of these questions in one short segment. Many — right or wrong — equate such suggestions as blasphemy. ( Log Out / A rich inventor sets out to prove a curious theory about a Dutch artist’s most famous works in Tim’s Vermeer. ( Log Out / With Tim, it became an obsession, and it was one that he was singularly suited to embrace. The film also ends far too abruptly, leaving everyone to wonder what happens next. All Rights Reserved. the Italian one ) which have cut/edited many of the most interesting parts of the project out. Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs. But Vermeer's original, despite its age, pops more. If you are driven to make art, you are an artist. From my memory, it took Tim ~200 Days to finish his piece, and the finished work was almost, if not an exact replica of the original work. It also never really delves into the utter disdain that much of the art world has for Tim’s hypothesis. Many of the biggest questions it raises go unanswered, while others it should have raised never are. A prime example being Tim finding the exact town and room that Vermeer used to paint this picture. As a technical expert with an eye for graphics, Tim conceived and created some of the most successful graphic tools in the computer industry. With Tim, it became an obsession, and it was one that he was singularly suited to embrace. I think they’re resigned themselves to be lumped in with other magic acts at this point, but for many years, they resisted any kind of classificati A film was born with Penn’s longtime partner Teller as the director. Rich and Russ went head to head once again to see how well that they could predict the winners. His deep pockets and compulsive personality afforded him the unique opportunity to actually test his theories. Many others used the Camera Obscura. Teller Speaks! I drew on my tablet with a stylus, used apps, employed filters and more. Please be respectful with all comments. What’s more, Tim was pretty confident that he could replicate the artist’s tools and methods and, quite possibly, allow just about anyone to paint something similar. Someone could look at it and decide. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The 2020 Oscar winners are here. A rich inventor sets out to prove a curious theory about a Dutch artist's most famous works in Tim's Vermeer. What are your reflections on the processes that Vermeer used? There are clues in Vermeer's paintings that he did this. This curiosity, in just about anyone else, would have been little more than that. The screening will be held Wednesday January 29th at Pacific Design Center (8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood CA 90069) /comment, slashcomment, /chart Copyright 2005-2020. While Tim does take the concept further with compelling and entertaining flourishes, the film’s production quality itself is purely paint by numbers. Having watched various DVDs of Tim's Vermeer I have to say first of all that it is most important to find the original full length version as there are alternative versions around (e.g. He isn’t the first one to suggest that the masters utilized such tools. There was one last attribute that made Tim the perfect subject: he’d never painted anything before. This curiosity, in just about anyone else, would have been little more than that. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. No copying or reprinting without permission. He became convinced that Vermeer’s work had to involve more than just innate talent and a steady hand. For example, the white wall in the back of the room seen in The Music Lesson . Sony Pictures Classics presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Tim’s Vermeer directed by Teller and starring Tim Jenison, Teller, Artist David Hockney, and Vermeer’s paintings. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Tim Jenison is definitely someone fascinated by process. Don't listen to anyone! Tim’s idea was both simple and bold — re-create Vermeer’s equipment and process and use them to paint one of his most famous works, Learning Mahjong and Its Crazy Complexities, Unemployment Comparison: Obama vs. Reagan, A Brief Overview of the Dinosaurs: Part 7, Paraves, covered much of the same ground 11 years ago. If he could do it, anyone could. If you need, or want to use any tool to create art—go right ahead! Tim tried many different ways to recreate his work… from the traditional methods, to using a Camera Obscura, But there was one that he had found that works much better: A Mirror at 45 degrees above the canvas, and another one pointing towards the scene, he was able to both see the canvas, and the scene at the same time… an ingenious method of work, but it worked none-the-less. Tim's is lacking the full range of skill and creativity Vermeer possessed, because Vermeer had skills beyond route reproduction. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The pair of magic comedians (or comedy magicians) are more likely to be seen sawing a cow in half on stage while talking to a dead US President on the phone and teleporting a chihuahua. There is no shame in using a tool, rule, or technique of any kind to create what you want.