Bas Meeuws (1974) is a passionate photographer who has given a new twist to the traditional Dutch still life with flowers. Meeuws does not paint his flowers with a brush and oil paints, as his famous predecessors from the 17th century did. His images come from a digital reflex camera. No brushes or paint, but this is still Art with a capital A.
Tulip mania or tulipomania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. At the peak of tulip mania, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.
"Broken" Tulip These were the kind most desired by the Dutch and Europeans in midst of "Tulip Mania" during the 17th Century. Later found to be caused by a virus in the plant, the eventual boom and bust cycle of their value lead to worlds first speculative "Bubble".