Medieval Scapini Tarot review by Tom LeBlanc, CTC
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
apparently inspired to create his own version of the Tarot in
a similar genre.
The resulting Medieval Scapini
Tarot appears to be 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.
is interesting to note that Scapini admits that,
while painting the images for this deck, he had no
knowledge of the "standard" interpretations of the
individual cards. As ... read all reviews
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