‘Tiffany Calvert: Semper Augustus’

Welcome to 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings reinterpreted through 21st-century eyes. Painter Tiffany Calvert’s latest series features the tulip mania surrounding the Dutch flower “Semper Augustus.” The red-and-white “broken” striped petals, the result of a virus, caused quite a market frenzy, eventually leading to the Dutch economy crashing in 1637. Calvert is well known for fragmenting her compositions, as if waiting for the image to settle and come into focus. “Of course, I see an interesting crossover with … viruses and the corrupted ‘gitched’ data of some of my paintings,” she said.


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‘Tiffany Calvert: Semper Augustus’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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