In 2001, an exhibition of paintings by Lieuwe Kingma was organized at the OHRA building in Arnhem (one of the buildings of the Delta Lloyd Group). There were beautiful, warm paintings and large, impressive landscapes. There was a lavish summer landscape, a quiet winter scene, and a scene with three sycamores, all evolving from Kingma’s appealing palette. There were several flower still lifes full of atmosphere and harmony, and…finally, the warm-yellow and orange-like, thickly painted, painting containing royal artistic gestures: Yellow Tulips Against a Blue Background.
This became the choice of the employees of OHRA. “It’s so beautiful! You keep looking at it and it really makes you happy!” This painting has been hanging in one of OHRA’s boardrooms since 2001. And…for the time being, it should stay right there!