Medieval Scapini Deck
By Luigi Scapini
After recreating the missing cards from the 15th century Tarocchi decks to form the U.S. Games' reproduction of the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, Luigi Scapini was inspired to create his own version of the Tarot in a similar genre.
The resulting Medieval Scapini Tarot is a very interesting blend of 15th century imagery and contemporary artwork. The dark, gold-and-bronze colors and realistic representations of the Visconti Sforza Tarot appear to juxtapose in stark, yet pleasant, contrast with the vivid colors and near-caricature additions of the artist.
Travel back to the grandeur of 15th century Italy through the art of this tarot deck. The Middle Ages are recreated with symbols, costumes, and settings against gold backgrounds.
Italian artist Luigi Scapini’s lavish paintings recreate 15th century Italy in this gold-accented tarot deck. The Major Arcana and court cards have gold backgrounds in the manner of fifteenth-century European decks. Both the Major and Minor Arcana include full scenes. In the Minors, symmetrical arrangements of the suit symbols provide composition around which the scenes are arranged.
The depth of Scapini's art history expertise is evident in his lush settings and period costumes. Interesting details, and sometimes-humorous references, are cleverly imbedded in the artwork, with many of the cards depicting historical figures, for example, Rasputin as the Knight of Cups. Readers will easily relate to the universal situations revealed in the cards, for pleasurable and insightful readings.
Full size 78-card deck with instructions and bonus full-color 18 x 20" Spread Sheet
78 Full Color - 2 3/4 x 51/8" Cards
ISBN : 0-88079-031-8
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