Giardino dei Tarocchi, GR, Tuscany, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 42° 25.538 E 011° 28.027
32T E 702959 N 4699984
Quick Description: Niki de Saint Phalle’s esoteric sculpture garden based on the Tarot cards, located in Tuscany, Italy
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/7/2016 1:50:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMT796
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Il Giardino dei Tarocchi or The Garden of Tarot is a sculpture garden based on the esoteric tarot created by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) in Pescia Fiorentina, località Garavicchio, province of Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy. The park was opened to the public in 1998.

Niki de Saint Phalle, inspired by Antoni Gaudí´s Parc Güell in Barcelona, and Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo, as well as Palais Idéal by Ferdinand Cheval, and Watts Towers by Simon Rodia, decided to make something similar: a monumental sculpture park created by a woman. In 1979, she acquired some land in Garavicchio, Tuscany, about 100 km north-west of Rome along the coast. There she built the Giardino dei Tarocchi, containing twenty-two monumental figures representing the greater Mysteries of the tarot, constructed of reinforced concrete and covered with mirrors and ceramic mosaic. The figures can be walked through; the artist lived inside the sphinx-like Empress for several months during the construction of the garden.

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Garden Name: Giardino dei Tarocchi

Owner/Commissioner of Garden: Niki de Sainte Phalle

Fees?: yes

Garden Website: [Web Link]

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