Courtesy Daniela Vladescu

After years spent in regular contact with dancers, Raphaele Bernard-Bacot (RBB)  has found new inspiration in the royal vegetable garden of Versailles (Potager du Roi) and has now created a set of drawings she has called Fruits dansés (Fruit Dances). In 2017, she had her sketchbook published by Glenat : The Royal vegetable garden of Versailles, seasons drawings (Le Potager du Roi de Versailles, dessins de saisons).

« 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.”