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Overall A-

Tim Jenison, an American software inventor, takes on the challenge of painting a masterpiece like one of Johannes Vermeer's works, hoping to understand the techniques he used, and questioning the accepted wisdom of the art world at the same time.

Violence A
Sexual Content A
Profanity D+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language.

Talk to your kids about…

Tim’s Vermeer

Would you try to paint a copy of a masterpiece—especially if you weren’t an artist? What do you think drives Tim Jenison to try? Would you be willing to give up this much time and money to explore your theory?

Do you feel Tim has found proof that Vermeer used technical tools to create his masterpieces? If so, do you feel that makes the Dutch painter less of an artist?