In 1986, when I bought my Amiga 1000, Tim Jenison was the founder of NewTek, which was so famous, back then, because of their video products such as DigiView, an analog-video digitizer for the Amiga (true-low-cost, true-great-success).
Tim, today, released the result of a five-year project that almost obsessed him (and his life).
He’s been studying, examining and recreating The Music Lesson – in the real world, a painting from dutch master painter Jan Vermeer (17th century).
He aimed to proof the fact that Vermeer has been using some sort of optical device to achieve such photographic quality in details, proportions, scale, lighting and perspective.
Below is the trailer of the documentary Tim’s Vermeer in which Jenison fully explains his journey into 17th century painting using today tool, his own computer graphics skills, photography tools and then some.