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What a neat bit of spec and tech - Vermeer's Secret...maybe

#1  Postby Macdoc » Jun 10, 2014 11:22 pm

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#2  Postby kennyc » Jun 10, 2014 11:51 pm

OMG! That guy is insane! But yes....very cool!
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#3  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2014 12:13 am

Yeah - sort of puts paid to the camera obscura theory and geez I'd like to paint with that technique
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#4  Postby Shrunk » Jun 11, 2014 12:21 am

I've been meaning to see that movie. Now I have to make sure to.

I think David Hockney's idea of the camera obscura is not that it was used for the complete work, but to get the basic placement of objects on the canvas so as to get the perspective correct, so it still could have been used.
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#5  Postby Onyx8 » Jun 11, 2014 12:28 am

How fucking cool is that!!
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#6  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2014 12:29 am


I think David Hockney's idea of the camera obscura is not that it was used for the complete work, but to get the basic placement of objects on the canvas so as to get the perspective correct, so it still could have been used.

I agree - nothing preventing both but this notches more points of explanation.
I wonder if an odd mirror has been overlooked or puzzled over in period debris.
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#7  Postby DougC » Jun 11, 2014 12:31 am

Nice.
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#8  Postby Made of Stars » Jun 11, 2014 12:43 am

Very clever.
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#9  Postby quisquose » Jun 11, 2014 9:30 am

I bought the DVD as soon as it came out, and it is indeed a fantastic watch. Tim Jenison's enthusiasm is totally infectious.

I've got the DVD for sale on eBay atm, but if a RatSkep member in the UK wants it then I'll sell it to them for the bargain price of £8.
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#10  Postby minininja » Jun 11, 2014 10:22 am

Could he not have just been a good painter?
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#11  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2014 10:30 am

That we can be assured of that but as mentioned in the article aspects of his paintings can according to the article only be captured by some sort of replication.
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#12  Postby quisquose » Jun 11, 2014 10:59 am

minininja wrote:Could he not have just been a good painter?


Yes, but I'm actually more impressed if he did it the way Tim Jenison did it 300 years later.
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#13  Postby kennyc » Jun 11, 2014 11:00 am

I want a time machine! We must find these things out!
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