Friday, April 4, 2014
Spinster Viewing: Tim's Vermeer
This past weekend's flick was Tim's Vermeer, in which NewTek founder Tim Jenison sets out on a quest to paint just like Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Now, if you haven't seen the previews, you'r probably thinking that for a non-painter to just decide he wants to do this seems impossible. However, Jenison has an inkling that Vermeer was actually using some simple-yet-genius technology.
The art student in me hates the idea that Jenison thinks there couldn't have been a man as fabulously talented at both seeing and painting as Johannes Vermeer. However, the designer in me is comforted that Vermeer's brilliance could potentially have involved a bit of creative problem solving and technology.
I'm not going to ruin the movie for you, but it's pretty cool. If nothing else, it left me wishing I had all the money and time Jenison has so that I could undertake such a long creative project. And to Mr. Jenison, if you're reading this, I would very much like to be an artist in residence in that Vermeer room you set up. So, just leave me a message in the comments section or tweet me @spnstrhddiaries. There's no need to let that beautiful room go to waste.
Spinster Rating: Two Thumbs up and two feet to the foot fan for good measure.