Tulips were cultivated in Constantinople as early as 1055. They did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century when Western diplomats to the Ottoman court reported on them. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and this triggered a Tulipmania, as tulips became the most valuable flower in the world. Tulips were frequently depicted in Dutch Golden Age paintings, and have become associated with the Netherlands, the major producer for world markets, ever since.
This series presents a series of tulip arrangements from the first harvest of Dutch tulips in 2021.An Italian model Drew, is portrayed with different bouquets of tulips.