The film will be preceded by an introduction from Kate Drinane of the National Gallery of Ireland’s Education Department.
17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer created astonishingly beautiful paintings that foreground the minutiae of everyday lives, capturing the play of light with a degree of photorealism that has led art historians to speculate that Vermeer sought the assistance of a camera obscura – an optical device that projects a reflected image onto a wall – in the creation of his scenes.
Entrepreneur and inventor Tim Jenison puts his insatiable curiosity and considerable financial largesse to the task of physically recreating the conditions under which Vermeer worked to create an exact replica of the artist’s painting ‘The Music Lesson’.
Screening as part of our Fake Views season from May 15th to 26th. Click for more information.