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Museum Voorlinden

Museum Voorlinden
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Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4943 W: 320 N: 8497] (33444)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-26
Categories: Artwork, Event
Camera: Sony ILCE6300, sony 18-200mm - sel18200
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-02-09 5:11
Viewed: 785
Points: 48
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Museum Voorlinden

Back from Canada and the USA.
After Yosemite Park, the Death Valley and Lake Mead time to return to the Netherland and visit some of the excellent museums you can find here.
The first visit was to Museum Voorlinden, two weeks after we returned of our trip.
A splendid only two years old museum with contemporary art, this time with a fascinating exhibition of the Canadian artist Rodney Graham.

An unexpected surprise linked this museum visit to the first days of our 2017 trip in Vancouver. One of the exposed works of Rodney Graham we also saw in the Vancouver Art Gallery. You can see a diptych presentation of thise triptych work in ◙ the first workshop, with the Vancouver picture below and the Voorlinden picture above.
The other pictures of this presentation are two other triptych photographical presentations of Graham and the interaction with some museum visitors
◙ The main picture shows the artist asleep in the middle of an old fashion museum-like room.
◙ The second workshop shows the artist creating another artwork that was also exposed in the exhibition.

■ Main picture: ◙ The artist asleep
■ Workshop 1: ◙ Vancouver-Wassenaar diptych
■ Workshop 2: ◙ The artist at work

Rodney Graham – That’s not me
‘That’s not me’ invites the visitor to step into Rodney Graham’s universe. This Canadian artist is one of the most consistent, innovative and influential artists of the past 40 years. This will be Graham’s first major exhibition in the Netherlands of his recent work. With a sense of humour and wit, he constantly questions his own identity and asks himself: what does it mean to be an artist today?
(source: website Museum Voorlinden)

Make: SONY-ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 20,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 1250
Focal Length: 30 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-26 05:51
Metering Mode: Pattern

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  • snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10256 W: 63 N: 28755] (126282)
  • [2018-02-09 5:51]

Hello Rob,
Like looking through the window of a bric-a-brac shop. The two visitors to the gallery are well placed and contribute to the effect. I like the warm colours and well rendered detail.

Ciao Rob, nice scene trought the window, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, thanks for WS too, have a good weekend ciao Silvio

Bonjour Rob,

On dirait voir un musée dans un musée, comme si les spectateurs faisaient partie de l'oeuvre tout en étant à l'extérieur.



Hello Rob,
I notice that others had the same impression like me, that we are looking through windows into rooms where the artist is asleep, or working, among his many objects. Just to discover all strange little things in the main photo would require a good time in front of the "windows". It seems that the Canadians needed a picture with more saturated colours than the Dutch audience, or maybe it is just a matter of the lighting in the gallery. In all three photos it was important to see the art through the eyes of the real persons included.
Kind regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
  • [2018-02-09 7:32]

Hallo Rob,
Ik vermoedde al dat we naar Nederlandse musea terug zouden gaan met foto's uit je recente collectie. Deze vormt wel een mooi overgang tussen Canada en Nederland met het werk van Rodney. Een mooi kunstwerk met warme kleuren en de twee bezoekers op de voorgrond die zo de foto aan de muur in zouden kunnen lopen.

Hello Rob, thank you for introducing this artist to us; most unusual pieces.
The effect is very 3 dimensional, so we really do feel as if we are looking into the room, very clever.
I like that you have included 'spectators' for each piece of art.
Thanks for all the shots.
Regards Jean.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2018-02-09 8:51]

Witaj Rob!
Very interesting scene from museum.
A very curious triptych.
Good frame, colors and composition.
Well done.
NIce evening.

Hello Rob, good picture of this interesting scene of everyday life with an interesting work in the museum, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

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

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-09 13:02]

Dear Rob!
Fine pair. Fine scene and scenery. Superb background.
Wonderful idea. Good exposure and capture.
Perfect composition.
Fine framing.
Splendid effect.
Well done!

Ciao Rob
una coincidenza fortunata che ti ha permesso di vedere più opere dello stesso autore.
Le persone che guardano le opere sembrano davanti a delle grandi vetrine, solo che oltre le vetrine non ci sono abiti o scarpe, ma un'abitazione.
Buon we

Hi Rob,

You have captured well the action of the couple looking at the artwork. It is like viewing the interior of the house through a big window. Weel done, have a nice day.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-02-09 15:48]

Hello Rob, I have never heard about this artist. Very strange pictures. It looks like as if the visitors were looking throu the windows. Excellent presentation, superb lights and colours.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Bonjour, cher ami Rob,
Ce que j'aime dans vos compositions, c'est l'étonnement et la satisfaction de découvrir une autre facette de notre vie quotidienne (l'art contemporain sous différentes formes est bien représenté).
Belles réalisations.

Good morning Rob,
This scene is an idea to look into a living room, kind of self observation of daily life.
All photos are nicely presented, with excellent light management indoor's.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3180] (40161)
  • [2018-02-09 23:47]

Hi Rob

it looks as an Edward Hopper painting, with the frame in the frame.
Have a nice WE

Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhavcen trenutak. Lep enterijer i detalji, lepe slike, lep trenutak sa posetiocima.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-02-10 0:17]

Hello Rob,
nice the interior room of the Museum with the artist to asleep.The beautiful decoration of the room with the couple to watch it make the scene more attractive.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2018-02-10 0:38]

Dag Rob,

Ik zie dat de kamer van het museum vrij drukbezet is.
Alles is goed volzet.
Ieder museum heft zijn charme, ik bezoek bijna wekelijks in Brugge of Gent ergens een museum, maar meest tentoonstellingen.
Goed van licht en kleur uw foto, bedankt.

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14518 W: 0 N: 16410] (176325)
  • [2018-02-10 2:08]


Il doit ronfleur quelle scène et vue fantastique captage et iamge sueprbe cet antiquaire le livre à la main dans son magasin qui dort il doit attirer du monde comme les deux personnes géniale compo bravo.
Belle journée

Hi Rob
The admirers seem to be wrapped up in their own little world but they also add life to the scene. Nice simplicity, good detail and ambient. Excellent candid.
Best wishes

Hello dear Rob and have a nice time
and a happy new week
original version
yes again return to the Netherland and visit
some of the excellent museums
I love visiting museums and I love
the fascinating exhibitions
greetings to the artists of the
whole world

Hi Rob
ya, interesting to see the connection with Vancouver here, what a pleasant surprise right? this is one of those art gallery photos that i actually do enjoy. it really does give the impression we are watching him in his home. neat shots!

Thanks for the info about the Icelandic novelist
i'll take a closer look

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10495 W: 174 N: 18817] (83639)
  • [2018-02-13 7:04]


reading your note I am not sure if this triptych is a huge photo or really a realistic painting. it is always interesting to see how you included the visitors in the paintings and sculptures.
take care


Hello Rob,
It's interesting when the artist becomes part of the art. These scenes are so realistic that it seems like we are looking through a window. There once was an artist here in NYC who actually lived in a large windowed-storefront for several days and people could stand there and watch his daily life take place. I like your framing and presentation, and also the two people examining the art in the main photo.

Hi Rob,
so you were serious about stopping there your reportage from the West Coast.
Now you are back to your favourite subject I see. You are really good at it. You capture well how people interact with the art. Here for a moment I thought these people are actually staring into someones window.
Interesting to see the same exposition in such remote places.
Lovely impression,

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