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Tim’s Vermeer

When: Wed., May 21, 7:30 p.m. 2014

Tim Jension is a Texas-based graphic artist and inventor who is obsessed with trying to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, renowned for works like “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “The Music Lesson” manage to paint so photo-realistically more than a century before the invention of photography? Jension’s daring premise—that Vermeer painted with the aid of technological ingenuity, and not talent—is put to the test as the filmmakers follow their subject over five years as his quest takes him through Holland, Yorkshire, and to the gates of Buckingham Palace itself. Plumbing the depths of the intersection between technology and art, the film boldly reframes our contemporary discussions of genius, effort, and obsession within both the humanities and the sciences.

Price: $5-$6

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