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Giardino dei Tarocchi

Giardino dei Tarocchi

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An out of the ordinary garden/sculpture created by the artists Niki de Saint Phalle in 1979. Inspired by her visit to Guell Park in Barcelona by Anthony Gaudi and the Garden of Bomarzo, Niki constructed tweny-two towering figures in steel and concrete covered in glass, mirrors and colorful ceramics representing the Major Arcana Tarot cards and the magical and spiritual dreams of life. For 17 years she worked in the company of many contemporary artist and specialised artisans to complete the work. The most famous being; Rico Weber, Sepp Imhof, Paul Wiedmer, van Dok Winsen, Pierre Marie and Isabelle Le Jeune, Alan Davie, Marino Karella and especially by her husband Jean Tinguely, who died in 1991.There is a sculpture by him in the garden.


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