Le Millenaire Tarot de Marseilles
Le Millenaire Tarot de Marseilles is a modern tribute to the Marseilles tradition, and specifically to Nicholas Conver and the Marteau and Grimaud decks. Chris always saw the Marseilles decks as being witty and subversive, and his deck reflects this - it 'follows the basic tradition but has enough deviations, omissions, additions and eccentricities to infuriate the purist!'
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Self Published 2007
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Le Millenaire Tarot de Marseilles review by Lee Bursten
This was a deck I knew I wanted from the moment I saw the online scans on artist Chris Butlerís website, and now that I own a physical copy, I can say without reservation that it exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds.
Chris has found a way to make a Marseille deck which honors the traditional pattern and at the same time is completely modern. The human figures on the Majors and Courts are silhouettes, which are filled in with vivid rainbow pools of color, graduating from blue to purple to red to orange to yellow. Other symbols on the cards are kept as simple and two-dimensional as possible. Traditional Marseille symbology is already straightforward and uncluttered. By deconstructing it almost into abstraction, Chris has created a fascinating commentary on the centuries-old ...
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More About These Cards
Name: Le Millenaire Tarot de Marseilles
Publisher: Self Published 2007
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Marseilles
Minor Arcana Style: Marseilles-Style Pips
Suits: Deniers, Epee, Baton, Coupe
Court Cards: Valet, Cavalier, Reyne, Roy
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Language: French
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: White and grey feathered pattern.