Thursday, 22 August 2013

Les jardins en 1688

This above is the entrance to the main part of the King's flowers exhibition, located in Cotelle gallery. Photographs were not allowed due to the extremely delicate and fragile nature of the displayed items, which included gorgeous watercolours on vellum and XVIIIth century gardening books. I loved a ledger which tells us of the 96000 bulbs that needed planting! Below is a 1688 gouache by Jean Cotelle representing the gardens at Grand Trianon.

Ci-dessus, l'entrée principale de l'expo "les fleurs du roi" dans la galerie des Cotelle. Les photos n'étaient pas autorisées à l'intérieur du fait de nature délicate et fragile des vélins et ouvrages de jardinage du XVIIIè siècle. J'ai adoré un grand livre recensant les 96000 bulbes à planter ! Ci-contre, une gouache de 1688 de Jean Cotelle représentant les jardins du Grand Trianon.

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

So incredible, Ciel!! And so beautiful! I'd love to be able to see it, but your photos are the next best thing!! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy!

LONDONLULU said...

96000 bulbs, that is astounding! Wow, I can only imagine how it must have looked. How beautiful your shots are, even if you couldn't take any inside. (St. James's is one of my favourite parks, it's just so lovely:)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

There's something about that hue of blue that really draws the eye.

James said...

Amazing! With all of the art, beauty, history and reflections it's a shame that I haven't gone inside the palace gates.

Halcyon said...

Must be a fun exhibit. Love all the details here. :)

Randy said...

Beautiful entrance.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable paintings!The room has beautiful and elegant decoration!
Hugs
Léia

llandudnopictures said...

96000 bulbs! Incredible!

cieldequimper said...

@ James: groan, I didn't even notice the reflections...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

96000? Are they done yet? ;-)
Beautiful photos, the gouache has amazing colors.

VP said...

I love that blue, it is almost hypnotic!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The colours are exquisite Ciel..maybe I should pain my new kitchen these beautiful blues ... I i EVER gets fini :))