Uncovering The Mystery of Vermeer

Friday, January 31, 2014

Vermeer's classic "Girl With the Pearl Earring" painting.

Teller, from the popular magical duo "Penn & Teller," is bringing magic to the big screen. 

In his feature documentary directorial debut, Teller gets behind the camera to solve a mystery in "Tim's Vermeer."

In the film Teller chronicles Tim Jenisen, an inventor who has joined the handful of artists and historians that have attempted to solve the Vermeer mystery. Jenison, after enormous thought, expense and effort, tried to recreate a Vermeer masterpiece with an optical technique he theorizes Vermeer could have used with the technology of the times.

Teller joins The Takeaway to discuss his latest film.





T.J. Raphael and Schuyler Swenson

Comments [2]

Rose Emmons from Las Vegas, NV

You should hear Teller sing, Larry. He has quite a lovely singing voice!

Feb. 03 2014 10:55 AM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Teller can speak?!
(I've heard him speak before, but I bet a lot of people were surprised to hear his voice.)
The movie sounds like a lot of fun.

Jan. 31 2014 03:53 PM

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