Le petit dictionnaire Niki de Saint Phalle en 49 symboles

Le petit dictionnaire Niki de Saint Phalle en 49 symboles

French language

Self-taught, Niki de Saint Phalle was inspired by Gaudi, Dubuffet and Pollock to set up a unique universe at the end of the 1950s, outside any trend and movement.
His biographical journey is sublimated by the creation of great themes and myths that will then articulate all his work. ...
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12,3 × 16,7 × 0,8 cm
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Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)
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Grand Palais
Art movements :
20th century, Modern & Contemporary Art, French paintings
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Paperback without flap
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Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Niki de Saint Phalle is a multifaceted artist : painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, she first started her career as a model and actress. As a self-taught artist, she has been able to enrich her knowledge through exchanges with renowned figures. Niki de Saint Phalle finds her inspiration in different artistic trends such as raw art or outsider art. In the early 1960s, she joined the circle of the New Realists, of which Gérard Deschamps, César, Mimmo Rotella, Christo and Yves Klein are members. In 1961, she became known to the general public thanks to Les Tirs, a set of performance paintings "with a rifle" that fascinates with her innovative and original technique. Its success has only increased thanks to the Nanas, sculptures representing bustling and colourful women from all over the world. The Igor Stravinsky Fountain, located in front of the Beaubourg Museum in Paris, and the Tarot Garden in Capalbio, Tuscany, are among his most popular works.