I recently went to see this awesome movie about the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. As some of you may know I love Dutch painters and the Dutch Baroque period. Some of my work is heavily influence by Dutch Baroque painter, Rachel Ruysch. Both Ruysch and Vermeer had such a strong grasp of lightness and darkness and how to balance the two.
Anyway, back to this movie, Tim's Vermeer. It's about this genius inventor who is on a journey to figure out how Vermeer painted such bright, luminescent paintings. He has often been referred to as the Painter of Light, long before that other guy whose work you can usually find on your grandma's couch pillows. Often people don't see movies about art because they think they are to long and boring but Tim's Vermeer was made by Pen and Teller. Yeah, the magicians and they are rarely boring.
Here watch the trailer:
- The addition of another favorite painter British born David Hockney. He is known for painting pools, art collectors, and for all around being totally B.A.
- Penn and Teller!!!
- The movie is excellently paced. They painting scenes are a little long but it is only to prove that he did actually do the painting.
- Tim's inventions. I totally want those skates and that jet pack.