Tim's Vermeer (2013)

20 May 2016

silly humor

secrets of life
empathy and sympathy

fresh perspective

immersive atmosphere
fitting soundtrack

realistic effects


People tend to think there’s somehow an unbridgeable gap between art and science/technology, but this documentary is a great counter-demonstration. In fact, mathematics, the cornerstone of (modern) technologies (e.g. optics), is itself an art! Now I feel even less bad to use internet resources and GIMP aiding my silly graphical designs.

I do however take issue with how Tim was actually obsessed with recreating one of Vermeer’s scene (although I suppose an elephant walked into the room briefly), if it were to me (being already successful like him) I would simply show people the optical construct (let people decide for themselves what was the most plausible history), and go use it to paint a more original set-up.