Tag Archives: Niki de Saint Phalle

mechanical automata

Mechanics Alive! The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.Its a whole world of kinetic art; of Pinnochio’s coming to life. The referenced blog at the end of he article is a great source for this art form. They are mechanical sculptures called automata, … Continue reading

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SANTA CLAUS EXCHANGE THEORY: No to Ho! Will The Circle be Unbroken?

Sexist Christmas advertising,and other rituals of discontent. why should Christmas be any different than the rest of the year? There is no holiday that seems to invoke the polarity and contradictory impulses that pits theological purity and the reality of … Continue reading

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TAROT GARDEN: Daddy & Arcanes of the Dark Psyche

Not a typical garden….. at least an Eden, chaotic and radical whose gatekeeper was the intuitive feminine whose charged powers of women were absorbed with the magical and spiritual power of objects. Niki De Saint Phalle kept delving deep into … Continue reading

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MANNERIST GARDEN: Dreams, Spirits and Sacred Wood

The Garden of Bomarzo…. The artists that the garden has inspired include Niki de Saint Phalle¬† and the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, who incorporated some of its images into his paintings and who was once photographed holding a candle and … Continue reading

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