March 10: Tulipmania and Dutch Flower Painting: “a kind of merrie madnesse”

March 10 at 7:00 pm Live Stream HERE

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Vase of Flowers in a Window, c.1618 Mauritshuis, The Netherlands

Join Mary C. Woodward for her third Armchair Art History talk for the CCA. Let’s take a look at the events of the 1630s in the Netherlands when speculators drove up the prices of tulip bulbs to dizzying heights. But what was really happening and has it been overblown in history?

We will also look at the development of Dutch flower painting, where in response to the value of live flowers, the practice of painting beautiful sill lives developed.

This talk is offered as a gift to our community by the CCA. Please consider supporting our work by donating HERE

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