Sacred Art Tarot

The Sacred Art Tarot takes religious and classical artwork and iconography, and cut-and-pastes extra tarot symbolism to link it with the traditional Rider-Waite imagery. Each of the 78 illustrations is surrounded with a gilt frame border.

Created by Andre St. Dryden
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 2008
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Sacred Art Tarot review by Kate Hill

The Sacred Art Tarot takes religious artwork from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the pre-Raphaelites, and adds extra tarot symbolism to make a 78-card deck in the Rider-Waite tradition.

The deck was four years in the making, but sadly overall it falls flat for me. Some of the cards work as complete tarot images, but in many more the juxtaposition of the classical paintings and the added computer-generated tarot elements is jarring - they distract from and even clash with the great original art rather than enhance it.

The added tarot elements donít fit the painted world or atmosphere and sometimes donít even seem to be obeying the same laws of physics. There are swords resting in hands rather than being held by them, as though they were weightless (Queen of Swords); s... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Sacred Art Tarot
Creators: Andre St. Dryden
Publisher: US Games 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Coins
Court Cards: Princess, Prince, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Golden decorative deck with the words Sacred Art Tarot at the top and bottom.

Companion Material: 40-page booklet in English.

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