Lunch with the most famous and powerful man I know.
if you remember the time(s) I said I was done. And how you recalled the sickening feeling it created in you. I got that now.
Three years. You came into my world and turned shit upside fucking down. All the other bullshit lies about always being in your life even after we both moved on.
I hope you keep your word from here on out. Because when your word is out, nothing works.
Finished and complete are not the same thing.
As we approach Valentine’s Day, here’s some data to chew on:
- 21% of couples have felt closer to their spouse/partner because of exchanges they had online or via text message.
- 27% of internet users in a marriage or committed relationship have an email account that they share with their partner.
- 18% of online 18-29 year olds have argued with a partner about the amount of time one of them spent online (compared with 8% of all online couples).
Plus much more data candy for your pre-Valentine week. Enjoy!! http://pewrsr.ch/1csCijM
a brick wall. Dismantling a long painful story is work. Decades worth built up.
When it comes to her, I see nothing. I don’t see the wall, really, I don’t. I know it’s there. I know she exists. I give her power. I don’t like to think it. That’s the problem: Nothingness…360°
I don’t see not seeing her as problem. She doesn’t exist in my world.
I’m finished, but not complete. I need to choose her as she is….
I need to be cause in the matter…trying it on. Let’s see how it goes. Kiki, this is gonna kick my ass.
Magic and The Masters
"Tim’s Vermeer", directed and produced by Penn & Teller, opened in select cities in December. The critically acclaimed documentary, was on the shortlist of the 2014 Academy Award’s ‘Best Documentary Features’ nominees and won several awards at festivals.
The film is about “Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, who attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all 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? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.”
The Museum is really excited to have Johannes Vermeer’s, Young Woman Seated at a Virginal c. 1670-72, our first Vermeer on view in almost 10 years, so we thought it might be interesting to our followers to learn more about Tim Jenison and his film.
PMA: Our conservators often work on the intersection of science and art, while our curators work to explore of an artist’s mindset, message and historical context. Do you think the experience of creating this project and documentary has given you insight into both worlds?
TJ: Art and science weren’t really separate in Vermeer’s day in the way we think of them today. After all, Vermeer was a renaissance man! Artists and scientists have specialized since then, but in the Golden Age the same person could be both. It’s interesting to me as a computer geek that laymen assume that computer programming is some kind of robotic math exercise. To me, writing software is every bit as creative and inventive as working in the visual arts, and of course some of us do 3D graphics which is a combination of both. So I don’t think art and science are as disparate as you might first think. They are both highly creative, and human endeavors.
PMA: What do you think viewers or art-lovers will take away from the film?
TJ: I’m way too close to this forest to see the trees, but when I talk to people after the film is shown, creative types often mention that they can relate to the grinding hard work that goes into creating art. Most people don’t think much about that when they experience a work of art.
Also, the obsession in the film may be contagious. I showed the film to a friend and his first comment was, “I really have to get back to work on my novel”. It seems to strike that chord in people.
PMA: Do you have a lot of artists in your family?
TJ: My wife, Leslie and my three daughters, Luren, Natalie and Claire are all artists. Luren gave me the book Secret Knowledge (by David Hockney) that inspired my project.
PMA: Do you identify with artists who may have a particular affinity toward engineering? If so what are some of your favorites from this category?
TJ: 3D animators are pretty engineering-centric. Using animation software is highly technical and can even involve a fair amount of math. But if you can handle that, it is the most expressive of arts. In effect, you can transfer your imagination directly onto motion picture film. Toy Story 2 is one of my favorite works of art.
PMA: Thanks for the interview!
Find out more about Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, on loan from the The Leiden Collection, until March.
“Young Woman Seated at a Virginal,” 1670–72, by Johannes Vermeer ©The Leiden Collection, New York
I read a review of this documentary. The WSJ said Penn over simplified Vermeer’s work in relationship to the graphic design technology. Need to see for myself.
28 mins on the trainer. I was about to rap up when “self” came on slacker. Had to hang on for the song. 39 mins + ab ripper. I love but I hate it. T.H