Until Valentines Day when my tulips can meet yours, feast your eyes on the strangely beautiful photography of seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths which only come into full bloom for three to four weeks a year, usually between April and May. And then imagine having to dodge aerial traffic from a nearby busy airport while you were shooting!

Bernhard Lang’s  images of the tulip fields of Keukenhof in the Netherlands are sobering antidotes to Monet’s tipsy waterlilies and Van Gogh’s intoxicating white roses. Flowers, those ultimate motifs of the romantic imagination, are here contained by human hand, mass farmed in fields drawn as if by supersize rulers. If they bring to mind any artwork, it is the clinical geometric abstraction of Piet Mondrian

“What interests me is that there is no square left in the world that hasn’t been shaped by humanity, not even our forests,” Lang says. “Nature is in retreat everywhere. That’s something you cannot comprehend from our usual perspective on the ground.”

What interests ME, is the pure color and design of unintentional landscape art.

lange: art, agriculture, agritourism.  Exploring and expanding the intersections of art, agriculture, agritourism, and agrarian systems within Florida’s creative placemaking.  How can we help you grow? 941/875.5190.



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