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the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum

So there aren't any Vermeers in the Stedelijk, but I thought this was interesting:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732412300457905...

"Tim's Vermeer," a documentary directed by the Teller of Penn & Teller.

The subject at hand [is] the 17th-century Dutch painter whose interior scenes of middle-class life seem to possess a supernal glow. The Tim of the title is Tim Jenison, an obviously brilliant and hugely companionable inventor — a Yankee tinkerer in the digital age. He devises a practical test of the notion, advanced most recently by David Hockney, that Vermeer achieved his mysterious photorealism with the help of optical tools — a camera obscura plus lenses and mirrors — that were widely available in the Holland of his time. It's thrilling to watch Mr. Jenison, who keeps reminding us that he's no painter, use those tools to pull off a kind of magic trick — creating an entirely convincing Vermeer with his own hand.
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I hope it comes soon to a theater near me.

--fleg
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