Mantegna Tarot review by Solandia
The Mantegna deck is an ancestor to the 78 card tarot deck with major and minor arcana as we know it today. The fifty original engravings created by an Italian artist have been dated to around 1460.
Many artists have recopied the original Mantegna artwork. Atanas Atanassov is the latest, redesigning and painting the cards in soft pastel colours and flesh tones. What would normally be the sky or background to a human figure is a kind of fine, flowered tracery raised slightly above the textured silver foil. Like Nefertari's Tarot, which is also published by Lo Scarabeo, the Mantegna Tarot uses a metal foil treatment on the cards. Nerfertari's was sumptous gold, but the Mantega is a cool silver.
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