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The Tarot Garden is a park located in Garavicchio art, a fraction of Capalbio in Tuscany, designed by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, populated by statues inspired by the figures of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Following the inspiration had during a visit to Parque Guell by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, ??was strengthened by the visit to the garden of Bomaderry, Niki de Saint Phalle began construction of the Tarot Garden in 1979. Identifying Garden in the dream of his life and spiritual magic, Niki de Saint Phalle has been dedicated to the construction of twenty-two imposing figures in the steel and concrete covered with glass, mirrors and colorful ceramics for more than seventeen years, accompanied not only by different skilled workers, by a team of famous names in contemporary art as Rico Weber, Sepp Imhof, Paul Wiedmer, Dok van Winsen, Pierre Marie and Isabelle Le Jeune, Alan Davie, and especially the Marine Karella husband Jean Tinguely, who died in 1991 , which has created huge sculptures of metal structures and has some integrated with its m馗aniques, assembly of mechanical self-propelled iron. Work have also collaborated Ricardo Menon, friend and personal assistant to Niki de Saint Phalle also died a few years ago, and Venera Finocchiaro, Roman pottery, the smaller sculptures in the Garden (Temperance, the Lovers, the World, The Hermit, The Oracle, Death and the Hanged Man), made in Paris with the help of Marco Zitelli, were then made of polyester by Robert, Gerard and Olivier Haligon. The Swiss architect Mario Botta designed the entrance hall - a thick wall with one large circular opening in the center, designed as a threshold that divides the garden from everyday reality. Completed until the summer of 1996, led to the creation of the Garden, as well as an enormous amount of equipment, cost around 10 billion lire entirely self-financed by the author. In 1997 Niki de Saint Phalle has been the The Tarot Garden Foundation whose purpose is to preserve and maintain the work carried out by the sculptor. On 15 May 1998, the Tarot Garden was opened to the public.

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