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A royal vegetable garden in Versailles

A royal vegetable garden in Versailles from 1678 to 2019
A sketchbook from an artist passionate about French history and gardens
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Tuesday July 9th
at the french bookshop Albertine
Albertine Books in French and English
972 Fifth Avenue – New York – NY 10075

www.albertine.com

News

October 5th and 6th  2019

Ateliers Nomades de croquis de Jardins

à Saint Jean de Beauregard
à l’occasion des “Jardins ouverts en Essone ”

Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard
Rue du Château
91940 Saint-Jean de Beauregard

Tel.: +33 1 60 12 00 01
http://www.chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com/

 

May 25th and 26th 2019

Ateliers Nomades de croquis de Jardins

au Jardin d’Yvoire
Le Labyrinthe – Jardin des Cinq Sens®
Rue du Lac 74140 YVOIRE

Tel.: +33 4 50 72 88 80
www.jardin5sens.net

 

Thursday February 21st 2019 at 8pm

Conférence à la Société d’Horticulture de Rueil-Malmaison ( 92)
sur mon livre ” Le Potager du Roi, dessins de saison à Versailles “

Centre culturel des Mazurieres
https://horti92500.jimdo.com/

 

Artist’s residency in China in October and November 2018

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Sunday September 9th 2018

Castle and gardens of Le Rivau
37120 Lémeré ( France )

tel +33 2 47 95 77 47 / www.chateaudurivau.com/en/

2018 6 Rivau

from 10 am to 7 pm
Exhibition

at 11am and 3 pm
Workshops in the vegetable garden of the castle

 

Thursday March 22nd 2018
Exhibition / Signature from 4pm to 7pm
Opening of the new Tectona shop
Avenue Viollier 4
1260 Nyon, Switzerland.

 

Best wishes for 2018 !

voeux 2018

I wish you a year full of fruits, full of life!

Fruits of Gingko Biloba (“Petit Trianon de Versailles”), Japanese tree which has survived Hiroshima.

 

Le Potager du Roi

Here is the book of my diary of 3 years in the Royal vegetables garden of Versailles castle (le Potager du Roi)

published by GLENAT (France) on April the 12th 2017.

80% of sketches and notes and “botanical” drawings and 20% of text about history, botanical and agro ecology.

See some of the sketches in the website (Nature).

If you like it and know any english speaking publisher who might be interested, please let me know.

 

EINLADUNG

Exhibition in Frankfurt (Germany)

From March 10th to March 18th 2017

VERNISSAGE
Friday March 10th 19-22 pm
Tuesday March 14th 13-20 pm

SOIREE FRANCAISE
Thursday March 16 th 19-22 pm

Textor Gallery
Textor Strasse 74
60596 Frankfurt

 

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Next exhibition

Château et Jardins de Villandry 37510 France
17 km away from Tours ( 10, 5 miles )

from september 24th to november 13th, 2016
Opening saturday the 24th september at 5.30 PM

Travel sketchbooks

When travelling, RBB swaps her camera for her sketchbook.
She records her first impressions with a pen and watercolors.

Each region and country offers surprises which make them so attractive; the cheerful Chinese rural inhabitants , the beauty of Indian women, or the Mediterranean charm of Greece. The common links between all the places are her interest in the vegetable gardens and cultivation of fruits all over the world.

Her sketchbooks are the sources from which she creates her larger scales artwork such as her painting exhibited in Shangjin’s Museum in China.

 

China – 2018

 

Greece (Milos) – 2015

 

South India – 2014

 

Landscapes: gouaches on paper

Since her childhood, RBB has painted landscapes outdoors, in addition to her studio work. In France (Brittany, Sarthe, Normandy, the South and the Paris region) or further afield in places such as Morocco, Scotland or India, she always works on site in order to share her enthusiasm for the beauty of natural sites. Her approach is highly color-oriented which highlights the subtleties of her gouache* technique.

  • opaque water color

The Royal Vegetable Garden sketchbook

Le Potager du Roi

At the foot of the statue of Louis XIV in the Royal Vegetable Garden in Versailles, RBB has placed her artist’s material where gardeners have put their tools.
She sketches ephemeral colours of the morning’s harvest also noting the daily  activities and atmosphere of the kitchen garden which the  gardeners share with her during the season.
Her sketchbook is the source for her book The Royal Vegetable Garden of Versailles, seasons drawings  (Le Potager du Roi, dessins de saisons à Versailles) published by Glenat : a 3 year work sketchbook among 22 acres produced by the gardeners of the Versaille’s Vegetable Garden.