• The print is produced with HP Artist Media 210gsm matt paper using UV light fast inks by which the colour lasts for long periods against sunlight. This print is sold unframed, and signed on the front. 

    Custom framing services are also available upon request.

    Please note: the item size is for image only without margin. 





    Tulips in Green

    • This is the print carefully reproduced from the original work “Tulips in Green”.


      It was on a fine day in early summer many years ago, I found these tulips bloomed in our garden, and they were so beautiful. Tulips were so often painted by the Dutch still life masters in the 17th century. However, it was the mid 16th century when those exotic flowers were newly introduced to Europe from Turkey. Soon tulips became increasingly popular in the Netherlands in Dutch Golden Age through international trade. Holland was in thrall to tulip mania. It is said that some single tulip bulbs were sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craft worker at the peak of tulip mania. Then the tulip market suddenly collapsed. It is considered as the first recorded economic crisis. Several years later, the Netherlands became independent from Spain. 


      Tulips in the still life painting has become a synonym of transience and frailty of life ever since. History, natural beauty, symbolic meaning, still life…, all mingled with my personal perspective on a day in early summer. Hence the title, “Tulips in Green”. 


      本ポスターは、作品『tulips in green』を忠実に再現したものです。




      こうして、チューリップは命の儚さ、脆弱さの代名詞となったのでした。歴史、自然美、象徴、静物画…。それらが、ある初夏の、ボクのパーソナルな視線と結びついてできた作品。それが『Tulips in Green』なのです。

    Japanese artist in the Lake District | イギリス湖水地方の日本人美術家 | United Kingdom

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