Monday, 16 August 2010

"L'exubérance baroque" au Petit Trianon I


This flower heart is part of the current 'baroque exuberance' exhibition of ephemeral plant art at the Petit Trianon castle in the palace grounds. This 'baroque heart' is a work of Alexis Tricoire. In the background is the 'French pavilion', built by Ange-Jacques Gabriel for king Louis the 15th.
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En ce moment se tient une exposition d'art végétal au Petit Trianon. Voici le "coeur baroque" d'Alexis Tricoire sur fond de pavillon français, construit par Ange-Jacques Gabriel pour Louis XV.

27 comments:

EG Wow said...

That is so cool! And I like the way you have framed the windows with the heart in the second photo.

Woody said...

EG Wow is right, the second shot with the heart framing the house is really cool. That is a massive heart!

bfarr said...

I like how you framed the house with the heart.

Lorrie said...

Just beautiful. It almost looks like the heart is growing on the top of the pavilion.

T. Becque said...

I'm enchanted by the small building behind the heart, its architecture is lovely and very French. Plant art...I don't think I've heard of that before. I don't think what they do in a florist shop in a strip mall here would be considered plant art, so I'd be intrigued to see what they do at the castle!

akarui said...

Tres joliment fait ce coeur fleuri. De belles photos bien cadrees.

Bob Crowe said...

And neither Jim Dine or Robert Indiana anywhere in sight.

Olivier said...

tu es en avance, c'est pas maintenant la st valentin ;) superbe (évidement après quand on offre un petit bouquet de fleur, on se sent ridicule ;))

Evelyn said...

Very nice.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I love this. Wouldn't that be fun out in the pasture. The horses would probably eat it though.
MB

Cergie said...

Je ne suis pas sûre que ce décor résisterait à une tempête comme celle qui a fait tant de dégat dans le parc mais il est très "royal" car léger, primesautier, divertissant !

Paulie said...

How beautiful the artist is and also the photographer's shot -- you done good!

Cezar and Léia said...

C'est battement est tellement romantique!Jolie photos!
bises
Léia

Alain said...

Je ne souhaite que cela continu ; une ville sans fleurs; est une ville morte; et puis avec le cœur.

Malyss said...

ça ferait un joli post de st Valentin!c'est romantique à souhait!ah, ces jardiniers...:)

VP said...

I can't say anything against 'baroque exuberance'...

Mo said...

Very romantic

Gunn said...

Soooooooo beautiful! :)

crocrodyl said...

Interesting idea!

Elisa said...

Ah! Tu me souviens que j´ai raté la visite ma dernière fois à Paris :(
Dommage
Bon début de semaine
Elisa

Rob said...

We enjoyed the Petit Trianon - really like this flower heart frame!

Tracy said...

Oh, how pretty! How can one not LOVE these photos?

Loree said...

Oh my goodness. That heart is beautiful Very exuberant but certainly not out of place considering its surroundings.

BaysideLife said...

The flower-heart is lovely, but the building it frames is fabulous.

Kaori said...

Beautiful photo! Your gardens in France are so lovely! The heart is a perfect frame :D

Francisca said...

A perfect marriage of man and nature...

Sharon Van Lieu said...

The second shot is perfectly executed, Ciel. I like the composition and the colors are great. Very well done.

Sharon