Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Free Screening of Penn And Teller's "Tim's Veneer" At The Green Building In Gowanus

photo provided by Gowanus Art + Production
For the past year, Gowanus Art + Production (GAP), has been hosting performances and art events at the Green Building at 452 Union Street in Gowanus.  This Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm,  GAP will be screening 'Tim's Vermeer' for free.

The film was directed by Teller and produced by Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller in 2013.
Here is a synopsis:
Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically — 150 years before the invention of photography? 
The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.
You can read more about the film and see the trailer here.
RSVP for your free seat here.

1 comment:

Omababe said...

One theory is that Vermeer used a camera obscura to compose some of his works, making him, dare I say it, a photographer. :)