Giardino dei Tarocchi created by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), begun in 1978.

Giardino dei Tarocchi created by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle…

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) is renowned around the world. As we can see here, she made larger-than-life sculptures of the fantastic and the wonderful. Above is a piece from her famous Tarot Garden in Tuscany, with all sculptures representing symbols of the tarot.

Niki de Saint Phalle is renowned around the world. Above is a piece from her famous Tarot Garden in Tuscany, with all sculptures representing symbols of the tarot.

French artist Niki de Saint Phalle met both her master and her destiny when she first visited Barcelona’s Park Güell in 1955. Impressed by the works of Antonio Gaudi, she knew she, too, was destined to create a magical garden of joy. In 1978, she began laying out her Giardino dei Tarocchi, also known as the Tarot Garden, on a friend’s estate in Tuscany. It took nearly 17 years for Niki to complete the 22 monumental sculptures, which are each made of mirrors, glass, ceramic and stone and…

Tarot Garden

Interior of "The Emperor," one of several large statues by French artist Niki de Saint de Phalle in the Tarot Garden near Capalbio, Italy.

"The Hermit," one of several large statues by French artist Niki de Saint de Phalle in the Tarot Garden near Capalbio, Italy.

"The Hermit," one of several large statues by French artist Niki de Saint de Phalle in the Tarot Garden near Capalbio, Italy.

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The contrast of the grounded, omnipresent, symmetrical facade of Chatsworth House makes the abstract contemporary sculptures look even more edgy and alive.

want a Niki de Saint Phalle garden fountain

Niki de Saint Phalle, Tarot Garden, Tuscany, Italy Pictured is The Wheel of Fortune with The Emperors Space Ship over to left & Justice over to the right.

L'impératrice - Le jardin des tarots - Niki de Saint Phalle

Entrons dans le monde imaginaire de Niki de Saint Phalle, avec vidéo

L'impératrice - Le jardin des tarots - Niki de Saint Phalle

The Tarot Gardens, Tuscany, by artist & sculptor Niki De Saint Phalle.

The Tarot Gardens, Tuscany, by artist sculptor Niki De Saint Phalle.

Niki de Saint Phalle: Beautifying the World through Color || Crafturday Blog

Niki de Saint Phalle: Beautifying the World through Color

BY AMANDA PURCELL Niki de Saint Phalle, a French born artist, has made a large, yet subtle splash in San Diego. During her lifetime, Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculpture work was displayed in countless.

Il Giardino dei Tarocchi è un parco artistico situato in località Garavicchio, nei pressi di Pescia Fiorentina, frazione di Capalbio (GR) in Toscana, Italia, ideato dall'artista franco-statunitense Niki de Saint Phalle, popolato di statue ispirate alle figure degli arcani maggiori dei tarocchi.

Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930 – 21 May was a French sculptor, painter, and filmmaker.

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