Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday Flash

Niki de Saint Phalle
Originally uploaded by pookie_san99.
Nagoya City Art Museum has a retrospective exhibition of the artist
Niki de Saint Phalle.I had no idea who she was before I trotted down to the Museum.She died in 2002.Evidently she was a member of the Nouveau Realisme Movement.Her work was influenced by Gaudi, after she visited Spain and his famous gardens and among others, Dali.
On display are some 100 works from mosiacs,paintings and collages to these huge sculptures.The postcard in the picture above"Big Lady" stands at least two and a half meters high.All of the sculptures are vividly and colorfully painted.She seemed to use many different materials in her works from old rusty kitchen utensils,plastic flowers and toy soldiers as well as papier mache.
Admission for adults is 1,100 yen and runs till August 15th

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