Flower patterns by William Morris

From 18 March to 6 August 2017 the bulb flower prints of William Morris will be exhibited in the Museum De Zwarte Tulp in Lisse, The Netherlands. Worth a visit and just around the corner of Keukenhof gardens.

International Garden Photographer of the Year

The beauty of nature captured in a picture. All over the world people love to photograph flowers, gardens and animals and share it on social media. Did you know that with these photos you could participate in the  worlds largest competition and exhibition about garden, plants, flowers and botanic photography? Maybe you should try to…

Dutch flowers in The National Gallery

What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of Spring! In London in The National Gallery started an exhibition about Dutch Flowers. It explores the evolution of Dutch Flower painting over the course of two centuries. The small exhibition features 22 works by some of the most accomplished painters of this genre including Jan Brueghel…

Mauritshuis acquires rare Masterpiece

This afternoon at the TEFAF Art Fair in Maastricht, the Mauritshuis presented their new acquisition to the press. The museum has acquired a masterpiece by the 17th-century painter Roelant Savery (1576-1639) for € 6.5 million, thanks to the generous support of the sponsors BankGiro Lottery, the Rembrandt Association and a private individual. The painting, Vase…

Dressed in flowers

For the first time in history the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam presents a large selection of its diverse fashion collection in an exhibition designed by world-renowned Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. Catwalk. Fashion at the Rijksmuseum on show from 20 February through 16 May 2016. One of the highlights is the widest dress in the Netherlands. It was worn by…

Flowers are medicine to the mind

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind – Luther Burbank Beautiful fragrant flowers were given to me by my friends to support me in my recovery. I have been dealing with thyroid cancer the past months. Hopefully Spring will come soon and with my…

National Tulip Day Amsterdam 16.01.2016

The official start op tulip season in the Netherlands is this saturday, January 16th in Amsterdam. The event is organised by Dutch tulip growers who build a special tulip picking garden on Dam Square. Anyone can come to pick free tulips here for one day. This festive event sets of tulip season because about 1.7…

Japan’s love for impressionism

While preparing for our vacation to Japan this summer I checked out several art museums we would like to visit. One is the Bridgestone Museum of Art. Unfortunately the museum is closed for renovation. A part of the collection is on view at an exhibition in Germany, in the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn. Among the paintings are…