Tim’s Vermeer about inventor Tim Jenison’s quest to duplicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer. He succeeded. Here is a link to Tim and Teller being interviewed by Charlie Rose.
I had the pleasure i meet Tim in my 20s on a trip to California during my 3D Animation / Non-Linear editing days. I even wrote him a letter telling him what he had done to revolutionize and influence the desktop 3D animation and effects world. He didn’t reply 🙂
I am not surprised by what he was able to achieve in advancing current theory of Vermeer’s secret to painting with apparent super-human photo-quality.