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Film, "Tim's Vermeer": Re-Creating a Masterpiece, Starting with the Room in Which It Was Painted

"Tim's Vermeer": Re-Creating a Masterpiece, Starting with the Room in Which It Was Painted

The documentary category is rich with contenders this awards season, so it's understandable if a film about a low-priority and admittedly insoluble 17th-century mystery seems less urgent than some other rightly lauded fare. But Tim's Vermeer, in which a non-painter…
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Calendar, Night&Day Larger vistas

Larger vistas

Even as he pushes 80 years of age, the celebrated British painter David Hockney is experimenting with art. In the 2010 documentary David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, Hockey makes a declaration to do paintings without the aid of photography,…
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Culture, Art Visual Arts: Finding the Challenging and the Accessible in Eight Fall Shows

Visual Arts: Finding the Challenging and the Accessible in Eight Fall Shows

"Richard Learoyd: The Outside World" Sept. 12-Oct. 26, Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary, S.F. 981-2661, fraenkelgallery.com. The British photographer Richard Learoyd — known for taking highly intimate, one-of-a-kind images while using a camera obscura — turns his lens on the English…
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Rainbow Font

Synesthesia involves the blending of the senses, in which shapes have taste, sounds have form, and black letters appear in colors. The curiosity has caused quite a commotion throughout the years, particularly since some people "feel" colors while others see…
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Reel World

The Blood Oranges San Francisco native Philip Haas thrived in the '80s making mesmerizing documentaries about artists from Aboriginal ground painters to David Hockney before turning his hand in the '90s to directing skewed features like The Music of Chance…
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