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.
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.
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.