Errol Morris is a filmmaker of uncommon skill and perceptiveness. He is also a man who has very definite ideas about what visual images say -- and what they hide.
Earlier this summer, he posted on his New York Times "Zoom" blog a provocative multi-part essay that asks: what makes a work of art great? To examine the question, he focuses on Han Van Meegeren, whose Vermeer forgeries fooled the Nazis and the world.
Here's Part One of Bamboozling Ourselves.