Project Description

Theme Giant bulb – Salvaged

This Giant Tulip Bulb was painted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ‘Eikenhorst’ residential complex and depicts living in Lisse, especially in the familiar surroundings of this residential complex. The complex consists of 192 homes where the elderly from Lisse and Lisserbroek enjoy comfortable, familiar and safe living. The aim was to express this on the globe. Because of the name EIKenHORST (horst means ‘nest’ in old Germanic), the artist chose a view from under the protective arms of the oak. A view over the bulb fields in the vicinity of Lisse, with the silhouettes of the striking architecture of Lisse. This view leads you to the old (safe) harbor of Lisse. A nostalgic image where the horticulturists used to enter with flower bulbs to be auctioned there in the auction houses.

Reuzenbol 'Geborgenheid' - anneke van kesteren
Reuzenbol 'Geborgenheid' - anneke van kesteren
Reuzenbol 'Geborgenheid' - anneke van kesteren
Reuzenbol 'Geborgenheid' - anneke van kesteren

Artist – Anneke van Kesteren

Anneke van Kesteren (Lisse) was trained at the liberal school visual arts “Phychopolis” in The Hague from 1976 to 1980. Her major subject at the academy was the art of painting. Van Kesteren has been working as a professional artist in painting since 1981. She works mainly in oil on linen canvas. Her most important theme and inspirational source are the landscapes she has seen on trips abroad as well in her own surrounding. Landscapes of great phenomena: forest, mountains, plains, swamps, volcanic area and solitaire trees. These aspects fascinate and stimulate van Kesteren in her work.

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Adopted by

This Giant Tulip Bulb is adopted by Stichting Huisvesting ’55-Plus’, Lisse


This Giant Tulip Bulb is located at appartments Eikenhorst, Eikenlaan 2, Lisse