Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) was a French sculptor and painter whose most famous and
elaborate work is The Garden of Tarot
in Tuscany, Italy, inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell. The garden is a monumental sculpture park containing
twenty-two figures based on the esoteric tarot.
She also created a
series of plaster female figures which reflected on the roles that women were
often required to perform in society, an exhibition first showcased in Paris in
1965. Her work can nowadays be admired in many locations throughout the world,
including Germany, Sweden and the United States.