“The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.” ~Auguste Rodin
I think this quote is entirely appropriate as I look at this still-life by Robert.
As Auguste suggests, the flower was Robert’s willing accomplice and helper. Robert was open to the collaboration.