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Precise Job

Precise Job
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Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4622 W: 318 N: 7245] (28822)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-19
Categories: Artwork, Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony ILCE6300, sony 18-200mm - sel18200
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Pictures at an exhibition [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-06-16 3:49
Viewed: 762
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Precise Work
Museum More – Museum for Modern Realism

You can see here the finishing touch of the exhibition of the own collection.
All the painting were placed on their new places, only the applying the information texts has to be finished.
All the painting at the picture are of the Dutch painter Jan Mankes

In the workshop you can see a close-up of “the Man at Work”
And a picture of one of my favourite paintings of Jan Mankes ”Trees at a Row”
Jan Mankes
Museum MORE has one of Jan Mankes (1889-1920) largest and most beautiful collections. Mankes has entered the history of art as "Holland's most introvert painter". He died of tuberculosis, something that contributed to the myth formation surrounding his artistry. To Mankes' person was the sway of a genius hermit with a "aversion of noisiness". It is true that his soft, restrained work also inspired later artists such as Dick Ket and Wim Schuhmacher. Mankes itself was influenced by art traditions of previous generations. As a boy, he walked from Delft to The Hague every Sunday to look at the Mauritshuis Holbein, Vermeer and Flemish Primitives, so is the story.

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Hello Rob,
One doesn't realise the amount of work that goes into staging an art exhibition. Interesting daily life image very well realised. Useful workshop.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2655 W: 1304 N: 2959] (38034)
  • [2017-06-16 4:05]

Hi Rob

I didn't imagine it was so critical to glue the note on the paintings in a museum, for me he looks like a mechanics working on a car, lying onhis little trolley. Really a good kind of street life, even if it is in a museum!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11422 W: 126 N: 20583] (106765)
  • [2017-06-16 4:45]

Hi Rob,the last works before to open this exhibition room in the museum. Not easy to do,needs a great precision and the position too isn' the most comfortable for the man. A different post that i like a lot,useful close up and a lovely painting that reminds the style of our friend John from Belgium...ehehe....have a nice WE and thanks,LUCIANO

Hi Rob,

You have capture well the action of the worker and his concentration. The point of view is showing the details of the paintings. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Rob,

On imagine avec peine les difficultés de la mise en place d'une exposition comme celle-ci. Je me demande quand même pourquoi mettre les titres aussi bas. On devra se mettre à genoux pour les lire.



A meticulous guy, this artist, everything must be put precisely as planned...
Nice moment caught, Rob, should be a nice collection hang on the wall.
Have a nice Friday,

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2440 W: 34 N: 4354] (24493)
  • [2017-06-16 6:10]

Opnieuw mooie reclame voor dit museum, Rob. De werkende man-in-black is hier heel knap geportretteerd. Mooi uitgelijnd:)

Ik zet het museum MORE alvast op m'n to-do-lijstje!


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13421 W: 0 N: 15997] (165864)
  • [2017-06-16 6:35]


géniale scène et vue quedl homme au sol en train de travailler quelle position et iamge ce rouge et quels oeuvres d'arte fantastique compo et iamge sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Rob,

Your caption is absolutely right, the man performed his duty very accurately over a trolley and nicely grab the moment, very sharp and well saturated color, unique presentation.

warm regards,


Bonjour, cher Rob,
On ne plaisante pas dans les musées de Gorssel, le travail s'effectue au mm !
Cela dit, j'aime beaucoup la peinture réalisée qui se rapproche plus de mes habitudes picturales, (mille pardons).
Comme à l'accoutumée, un travail réalisé avec passion et méthode.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8729 W: 57 N: 14632] (54130)
  • [2017-06-16 7:44]

Hallo Rob,
Wat een onwaarschijnlijk scherpe foto, maar dat kan er ook mee te maken hebben dat dit de eerste foto is die ik met mijn nieuwe bril beoordeel. Zoals de man daar ligt zou hij zelf bijna wel een soort vorm van modern kunst kunnen zijn. Nooit gedacht dat het allemaal zo nauw zou luisteren in musea.

Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, dobar kontarst, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak rada. Lepe slike u muzeju.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Interesting look and a moment, good text ...
Good work with beautiful photographs in the workshop, good contour, beautiful colors, beautifully caught working moments. Nice art paintings in the museum.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hi Rob,
A weird and wonderful shot! It is good to do presice work with such a measuring device and everything. But why are the titles placed over there? Is he preparing the exhibition for cats?

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 76 N: 1239] (11211)
  • [2017-06-16 12:37]

Interesting image, good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!

Hello Rob,

Have you ever heard the saying, 'Taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut'?
I think it applies here! The workman has taken his work to an extreme!
From the line on his head ... maybe some information is going to be attached there!

It is a scene that had to be captured though! I bet you couldn't believe your luck!

With regard to the painting 'Trees in a Row' it is a most beautiful, restful painting, certainly one that I could easily live with.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

Dear Rob,

Fine observation of human activity as often.

Best Wishes,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3729 W: 2 N: 6081] (30938)
  • [2017-06-16 15:55]

Hello Rob,
Interesting picture of a man at work. Pictures at WS are also very good.
Perfect captured,excellent clarity and nice colors.
Nice shot.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6015 W: 277 N: 11502] (89165)
  • [2017-06-16 23:26]

Hello Rob ,
I suppose that there is more work to do this job than to make one of these painting :) (It is a joke)
An intriguing and striking composition , especially with the man in black against the red wall .

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9697 W: 144 N: 24353] (119815)
  • [2017-06-17 0:12]

Hello Rob,

Amusing picture from the museum. At least he have something to move around more easily. Attractive red background.
Thanks for your note. I have found in Google that indeed there are Otterness sculptures in Scheveningen, smaller but in the same scale.
Have a nice weekend


Ciao Rob, lovely composition with man at work, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3176 W: 0 N: 7206] (53465)
  • [2017-06-17 7:50]

Wow, an amazing scene, my first thought was: it is a hyperrealistic sculpture.
Excellent photo, you have caught a very original moment, bravo

Hello Rob,
You say that this man is just putting the finishing touch to the exhibition, but I think he is a performance artist or part of a live installation. A purpose for the installation seems to be to force all visitors to go down on their knees to be able to read the captures. Everyone will take part in this happening. The red line on the back of his head is obviously part of the installation, I just don't know how. In any case it's a wonderful capture where the red wall and the man's black diagonal are very eye-catching. Your favorite painting is really good too. I didn't know about Mankes, but the Trees at a Row is an excellent painting.
Kind regards,

Hallo Rob,
Je vestigt hier onze aandacht op iets waar de meesten zonder nadenken aan voorbij gaan, ook ik:
het precisiewerk vóór het tentoonstellen van de kunstwerken.
Nooit gedacht dat het zo in zijn werk ging in een museum.
Vele groeten, Paul

Ciao Rob
originale foto e meritato omaggio a tutti coloro che lavorano per rendere più interessanti le visite nei musei.
Buona domenica

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13943 W: 1031 N: 27619] (132214)
  • [2017-06-21 8:40]

Hello Rob,

Good capture of the museum gallery workman applying the finishes touches to the illustration text and display. His measuring seems to be very precise! Excellent framing and a strong color contrast between the beige floor and red wall. Tfs!

Hello Rob, a very good photo of this interesting scene of the daily life of the museum worker, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10283 W: 175 N: 17333] (76847)
  • [2017-07-07 16:08]


in the thumbnail I thought the man was a piece of modern pop art. haha.
very surprising flagrant. I liked the samples of this artist I never had heard about. the trees in the other compo are really amazing. TFS this beauty.



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