Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Collage

Dutch Heritage

  • Photographer
    Marjan Van Herpen
  • Photo Date
    2021

You will often see tulips in my work. The ubiquitous tulip was extremely popular in the 17th century and was often traded at exorbitant prices. During the so-called “Tulip Mania” around 1637, a bulb could fetch the same price as a house on a canal in one of the major cities in the Netherlands. In those times, the rare varieties such as exotic striped and colourful ones were particularly popular. Delftware or Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue is a famous Dutch tin-glazed earthenware, a form of faience.