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Picturing a Painting

By Robert Barlow

What is and isn’t art has been debated ever since paint was first put to canvas. A new documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, takes that argument even further by asking if there is or isn’t a difference between an artist and an inventor.

In the documentary, Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography?

Oscar Victory Lap

By Robert Barlow

The votes have been counted and the golden statues awarded.  Two of the biggest winners on Hollywood’s biggest night have returned this week to the Little to strut their stuff.

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