Slender and vigorous.
Plain and exotically extravagant.
Delicate and soberly solemn.
Monochromatic and bursting in flaming streaks of colour.
Barely scented and sweetly fragrant.
All invariably and undoubtedly fascinating.

Tulipmania Art

Philosophy of the project

Tulipmania Art is a fine art photography project born out of love and admiration for the tulip, the most coveted flower in human history, which enraptured people all over the world to the extent of causing a true frenzy. Our project is, in a certain sense, a reinvention of the Dutch Golden Age tulip mania, in a revamped and aesthetic version, focusing on the passion for the tulip beauty, but aimed at collecting and preserving it for the generations to come in all its multitude of facets.

Besides documenting all the existing tulip species and their varieties, our purpose is to throw an artistic eye upon tulips through the magical magnifying glass of the photographic lens. The creative idea animating the project is to look inside the tulip world by magnifying every flower to the size of the human stature and capture it in great detail from different angles, by rotating it to 360°, in order to give the viewer the possibility to admire the myriads of colourful worlds unfolding within.

Meet the first 100

A first step into the tulip world

360° Tulips

Admiring tulips from various angles

Noble wrinkles

A hymn to the withering tulip

Tulipmania Art Journal

Tulips marked the cultures of different countries and peoples around the world and left indelible traces in many spheres of their modern life. However, time tends to throw the veil of oblivion over many episodes of the days gone by. That is why the purpose of our journal is to bring to light intriguing facts from the history of tulips and keep the record of the most interesting tulip occurrences of present days.

Marilyn

The tulip name comes from the Turkish word for turban

The name the tulip originally bore in its homeland, Persia, was “laleh”, defining it as “Flower of God”, because the letters forming the name of the flower coincided with the letters forming the name of god – Allah. When the tulip traveled to the Ottoman Empire, it preserved the roots…
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Hamilton

The tulip bloom is formed of … TEPALS

You are probably thinking that there is a misprint in the previous sentence, but tulips indeed have tepals and not petals. For an explanation we will need to have a closer look into botanics, more exactly into its part which studies the flower structure. Let us see! Usually the flower…
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Blue Diamond

There are no blue tulips

With over 3000 different registered varieties, tulips come in almost every imaginable colour tint and combination. By such an incredible chromatic richness, it is curious that there is one colour absolutely uncharacteristic for tulips, missing from their colour spectrum – the blue. The Dutch government published a guide on how…
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Washington

It takes 6 years to grow a tulip from a seed

Even though we are used to perceiving tulips as bulbous plants, they can also propagate by seeds. It is a quite lengthy process though, and it takes about 6 years for the seed to develop into a bulb and grow strong enough to bloom. The Dutch government published a guide…
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Strong Love

Tulips are fragrant

While it is true that the majority of tulips are odourless, some of them are blessed with quite a pleasant and sometimes intense fragrance. But what exactly do tulips smell like? A study conducted in Japan in 2012 examined the floral volatiles emitted by the fresh flowers of cultivar tulips…
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“Everything you didn’t know about the tulip”

Book

Did you know that tulips don’t have petals and can grow from seeds and not only from bulbs? Have you ever heard of the tulip formula, the tulip coin or one single tulip bulb serving as a bride’s dowry? Were you aware that the Peace tulip is actually dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko Ono? All these and many more other curious facts about the tulip will be revealed in all detail in our book.

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World Tulip Summit 2019

Tulipmania Art attended the 8th edition of the World Tulip Summit in the Hague, the Netherlands, visually supporting the event by a set of artworks on display in the premises of the Hilton Hotel, the Hague – the Summit venue.

World Tulip Summit 2019 “A World of Tulip Stories”

The focus of this edition of the Summit was sharing stories on how tulips are used in different cultures, arts, gardens and festivals to provide people a richer tulip experience. More than 100 attendees and officials from 25 tulip parks and festivals from 15 countries across the globe participated in the conference program.

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Fine Art Prints

Choosing a picture to own, enjoy and treasure for many years and, why not, pass it on to your children, is above all a chemistry thing, it is a very intimate and delicate decision. That is why this process needs a very individual approach. It is exactly for this reason that we at Tulipmania Art are open to offer our customers, beside the “prêt-à-porter” solutions, exclusive, tailor-made pieces, designed to fit special preferences, choices and needs. Please do not hesitate to get in touch about any queries and requests, we will be happy to address any of your wishes in the most professional way.

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