Tim's Vermeer is one of the most fascinating documentaries I've seen in a long time. I was mesmerized, although I'm not even sure I understood it.
Vermeer, the Dutch painter who lived in the mid 1600s, is well known today for some of his famous paintings, such as Girl with a Pearl Earring. Like many other artists, he was not well known in his times and died in poverty. There has long been controversy over Vermeer's work, due to his lack of formal art training and no trace of sketches under his amazingly intricate and realistic paintings. I don't want to give any of the film away. If you get a chance, see what you think.