Sunday, March 22, 2020

Gardens as Art: Aesthetic Journeys around the World III

Sculpture Garden
Watercolour and oil pastel
Charlene Brown

The third of this year’s Sunday Art Lecture Series, Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Giardino dei Tarocchi” in Italy was to have taken place today, but has been postponed to October 25.

This park-like property in Tuscany is filled with enormous otherworldly female figures assemblages made of bizarre collections of objects, evoking a sense of the absurd.  A stroll through the garden is apparently “a magical experience” that I have never had. The painting above is based on several photos found on the internet

I’d like to see it for real (some day when we’re able to go back to Italy) so I looked up its location. It’s shown on the map on the right should you too be wondering.