RBB during the opening of the International Art Center in Shangjin in China, at the end of her artist’s residency in October and November 2018.


After years spent in regular contact with dancers, Raphaele Bernard-Bacot (RBB)  has found inspiration in vegetable gardens and travelling. She has created a set of drawings called Fruits dansés (Fruit Dances). In 2017, she had her sketchbook published by Glénat : The Royal vegetable garden, seasons drawn in Versailles (Le Potager du Roi, dessins de saisons à Versailles). She is interested by the relationship between humans and Nature and draws on all types of gardens from allotments to parks open to the public, where she invites people to learn how to sketch ”in situ”.

« But why do people speak of nature morte (dead nature) in French or still life in English ? If you really look at a plant from the roots to the leaves, there is nothing dead or even still in the forms or the colours, there is nothing but life ! As with dance.”