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Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison attempts to solve one of the greatest art mysteries of all time: How did 17th-century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (painter of Girl with a Pearl Earring among other masterpieces) manage to paint so photo-realistically—150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project that 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.
$5; free for MIA members and members of the Paintings Affinity Group
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A Penn & Teller Film. Produced by Penn Jillette, 2013. (80 minutes; on BluRay)
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