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Reviews: Tim's Vermeer (2013)

tims_vermeerReviews for this film from our members:

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Teller and company have no desire to reveal Vermeer as a hoax. On the contrary, they aim to celebrate his ingenuity as an artist and to shine a light on largely ignored ways that art can be art.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A deft and fascinating documentary about art, technology, and the creative spirit.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The conclusion is jaw dropping, the feat remarkable.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Fine art & technology combine in the intriguing documentary abnot how an obsessive amateur was able to recreate an astonishingly precise replica of a Dutch masterpiece.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: As is, there’s just not enough here to justify a full length documentary, filling in gaps with long stretches of Jenison painting and building his sets; time which could have been better used by examining the implications of Jenison’s work that are so blithely glossed over.
  • [New – 4/3/14] | Jonathan Richards @ jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Vermeer, Jenison hypothesizes, might not have had all that much artistic training. “It’s possible that he was more of an experimenter, more of a tinkerer, more of a geek.” Vermeer, of course, whatever his methods, did not have a Vermeer to copy.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: If you’re going to have to learn something, it should always be this engaging.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: An irresistibly engaging documentary that might be described as a lab experiment in art history presented with Las Vegas-style showmanship.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 10:58 am

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