Colourful, super-real and in-your-face, the Italian-published Solleone Tarot cards have a medieval style and occasionally use bloody and violent imagery.
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Solleone 1983
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.
Similar Decks to Solleone TarotTheme: Dark & Gothic
Category: Decks of the 80s
More About These CardsName: Solleone Tarot
Creators: Elisabetta Cassari
Publisher: Solleone 1983
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Italian
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 3.25 x 5.87 in. = 8.26cm x 14.92cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Unknown