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In the previous chapter we studied how painters used techniques such as perspective to deploy an appearance of a three dimensional space into a flat canvas surface

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In the previous chapter we studied how painters used techniques such as perspective to deploy an appearance of a three dimensional space into a flat canvas surface. Master painters were celebrated for their genius abilities to make a painting look like real life! Recall, how Masaccio’s trinity convincingly creates the space of a chamber.

For this lecture, we will watch a film titled Tim's Vermeer. In this movie we will see Tim Jenison, a self-made inventor from Texas, invent an optical device that helps him paint like a master! You will obtain a very good understanding on the relationship between art and illusion, art and science.

Watch Tim's Vermeer (Links to an external site.) (you will need to log in with your UTPB login information to watch the film.)

View the film well ahead of the project due date. The film can be viewed from Film: Tim's Vermeer.

Answer the following questions about Tim's Vermeer. The questions are in chronological order of the film but you might want to pause and record your responses as you watch. Alternately, you can watch the entire film and then go back to finish up the answers. 

  1. What is the name of the optical device that could project real life imagery on a flat surface and that Tim’s device is based on? 5pts.
  2. Cite at least three evidence does Tim provide that Vermeer may have used a camera obscura? 10 pts.
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  3. What is the point that Steadman makes in his book titled Vermeer’s Camera? 10pts.
  4. What are the characteristic of a Vermeer painting? 20 pts.
  5. Explain Tim’s objective in trying to replicate a Vermeer. What is he trying to prove or disprove? 20 pts.
  6. Name the British artist who wrote the book Secret Knowledge and who Tim consults his project with. 5 pts.
  7. List at least 3 observations about Vermeer’s painting that the second-half of the film uses as evidence to support the idea that Vermeer is using some type of optical device: 10 pts.
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  8. What is Tim’s take on the relationship between art and technology? Elaborate and explain what Tim's take away is from his "painting experiment" regarding the relationship between art and science. 20 pts.

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