Keukenhof Stream

“Keukenhof Stream”
Limited Edition Serigraph on heavy archival paper.
Image size 17.5 x 23 inches. $300.00 Artists price, private collection. Artists Proof

This beautiful original oil painting is based on the amazing Tulip Gardens of Keukenhof Gardens.
The Serigraph of the painting was published by Park West Gallery.
Serigraphy is the original form of printmaking like the process of silk screening. A tightly stretched screen, often of silk, blocks out the areas not to be printed by filling the screen mesh with a varnish-like substance. Ink is forced through the remaining open mesh onto paper under the screen. The finished print is a serigraph. If more than one color is to be used, separate screen work must be used for each color. Serigraphy is popular because it allows many opaque or transparent colors to be overlapped.
The history of Keukenhof dates to the 15th century. Countess Jacoba van Beieren [Jacqueline of Bavaria] (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegetables from the Keukenduin [kitchen dunes] for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641 and the estate grew to encompass an area of over 200 hectares.

Landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who also designed Amsterdam's Vondelpark, redesigned the castle gardens in 1857. That park, in the English landscape style, still constitutes the basis of Keukenhof.
In 1949 a group of 20 leading flower bulb growers and exporters came up with the plan to use the estate to exhibit spring-flowering bulbs, signaling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park opened its gates to the public in 1950 and was an instant success, with 236,000 visitors in the first year alone. 2020 will be the 71st edition of Keukenhof, with A World Of Colors as its theme. During the past 70 years Keukenhof has developed into a world-famous attraction.