Sculpture, Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002)

1-Niki In The Garden

When the “Niki in the Garden” outdoor sculpture exhibit traveled to Atlanta’s Botanical Garden in 2006, not only did I experience the magic of enormous statues by this artist, but I got to see some of her oversized, powerful women celebrating life and often dancing. Some of her sculptures are massive in scale and some are embellished with mirrors, glass and ceramic mosaics that seem to come to life.

The artist, Niki de Saint Phalle, was a sculptor, painter and film maker born in France.  You can read more about her biography in the “Life of Niki de Saint Phalle” on this link.

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3-Niki In The Garden

12-Niki In The Garden

6-Niki In The Garden

The last photograph is named: Fontaine aux Nanas  If you click on the name you will see a full view of this statue I found in a gallery in France.

Written and Photographed  by Mary Gilmartin, May 28, 2013


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10 responses to “Sculpture, Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002)

  1. How wonderful art! I do love them.

  2. Wow, talk about original artwork!

  3. Fantastic joie de vivre in the color and curves! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow are they colorful. I feel skinnier now, thank you.

  5. So colourful and beautiful!

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