After watching the documentary Tim’s Vermeer in FAH-248A Baroque Art, Adelina Metz ’24 decided to test a technique used by Tim Jenison to recreate a Johannes Vermeer painting.
In the documentary, Jenison noted that paintings by Vermeer capture details that the human eye cannot see but the camera can record. He proposed that Vermeer might have used mirrors when creating his work.
Metz used an angled mirror and sketch paper to copy a sculpture. When describing her setup, Metz said “It’s mostly held together with sticky tack but it still works.” See above for images of the sketch she is currently working on right now. Brava to Adelina for her success!
Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department