Il Mago Study No. 1 [Opus O.1116]
© Alan Davie

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Il Mago Study No. 1 [Opus O.1116] 1987
  • Scottish Art
In 1987 the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle invited Davie to paint a mural at her Tarot Garden in Tuscany, Italy. He was asked to paint the interior of the head of 'Il Mago' (The Magician), one of the sculptures based on tarot cards. This painting is the first in a series based on this work, and closely follows the original mural. The broad vertical form on the right of the painting is the mirror pattern of the mural.

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An artwork or design attached or applied directly to a wall.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4122
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 183.00 x 153.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by the artist 1997