Press release by the Hague & Partners:
“Inspired by paintings of Dutch Masters, Linda Nieuwstad created four large sized flower pieces made from steel, pvs, wood, rubber and wool.
The artist made four monumental stillifes that tower high above the ground or are presented in giant showcases. The eye is captured by the refinement and richness of color of Nieuwstad’s large size bouquets. The works also connect to paintings and prints the visitor may find in collections of the Museumkwartier’ cultural hotspots: The Mauritshuis, Museum Escher in The Palace and Museum Bredius.
The Hague Flowerpromenade opens this summer next to the ‘Hofvijver’, Court Pond, at Lange Vijverberg, near the Houses of Parliament, the heart of the Museumkwartier Den Haag.
Her love for the natural landscape of Holland induced Linda Nieuwstad to start making monumental art that heightens the appreciation of seemingly domestic flowers. Her work surprises because of the size transformation, combined with the refined mastery of very unusual materials”
The flower promenade is part of a project initiated by Mary Hessing by The Hague & Partners.
photos: Jan Willem Kaldenbach