Episode #7

What if a sculpture is opening a lecture?

— Starring



Music Composer - Arnaud Pujol
Designer - Abake
Collection manager - Anne Blondel
Artist - Niki de Saint Phalle


La Tempérance

Artist - Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint-Phalle's "Nanas", women with generous shapes and bright colors, appeared in 1964. They are now emblematic of her work. Temperance, the fourteenth arcanum of the tarot, is a typical figure of the Tarot Garden that Niki de Saint-Phalle, after a visit to Gaudi's Jardin Guëll in Barcelona, began in 1979 in a village in Tuscany, Capalbio. Temperance shows a goddess woman, with buxom forms, who in her flight seems to pour water into her wine. The artist takes up here the iconography attributed to the symbolic figure of Temperance, whose character is the opposite of his. However, we must not be mistaken, the shimmering colors highlight the feminine attributes to better highlight and denounce the feminine condition.

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