Card Images from the Solleone Tarot
Solleone Tarot review by Annabel
The Solleone was my first Tarot deck. It was just out when I bought it more than 30 years ago, its contemporary art recreating medieval characters and activities.
Clients sometimes blench at all the blood and violence. These are a metaphor for the intensity of feeling that the Venetian artist, Elisabetta Cassani, sustained during the two years she spent painting these images. It is humans with the covers off, in extremis, the self beyond the comfort zone. The knights thrashing around with swords betoken frustration and challenges to entrenched status, the evil cardinals and looming monsters signify that even a seemingly quiet life is rent with passion; adversaries are everywhere sometimes hiding behind smiles.
The art is superb. These images go way beyond illustration and ... read all reviews
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