Here are some useful info pages on the painters featured in The Amazing Canvas, Blu-ray technology and other relevant subjects: - a very comprehensive (and beautifully implemented) source of information about the great Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer of Delft and his technique.
Johannes Vermeer by Arthur K. Wheelock, one of the better books about the painter.
The Depth of Meaning in Vermeer, from a book by James Boyd White.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (alt Wikipedia link), a movie with Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson (2003) dedicated to the story of a painting of the same name by Vermeer.
About video paintings, a form of ambient video art.