Sir Peter Blake


Sir Peter Blake is one of the most loved artists of his generation, alongside his contemporaries David Hockney and RB Kitaj.

Playing a crucial role in the emergence of Pop Art in Britain, his work draws on 
a wide variety of sources, ranging from fairgrounds and comic books to playfully referenced images from the history of art.

During his residency as associate artist at The National Gallery from 1994 to 1996 
the artist painted portraits of tulips isolated from a series of famous European flower arrangements (see below). These very specific portraits were shown at Tate Liverpool in 2007 in Peter Blake: A Retrospective and have been loaned to us for the Turkish Tulips project. Can you find tulips above in the paintings below?