Category: modern art

Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) was a Russian avantgarde artist, working in a number of
genres, including painting, costume design and illustration. She was one of the
founders of the Rayonist movement, a style of abstract art which developed in
the early 20th century.

She
was a prominent and influential artist, bridging the gap between Eastern and
Western traditions, and participating in numerous avantgarde groups. Her 1909
painting Picking Apples sold in 2007 for $9.8 million, a record for any
female artist at the time. Her work can be admired today at the Guggenheim and
MoMA, among others.

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.