Thursday, February 14, 2013

Stories on Cards

Tarot is just stories on cards.
~Erin Morgenstern


I don't know the first thing about the meaning of tarot cards, but they are fascinating to look at:

Justice
Jean Dodal, circa 1701-1715

Death, 1909
illustrator Pamela Coleman Smith

Death
Tarot Garden, Lazio, Italy
photo by Gabriele Margapoti


The Emperor, 1909
Illustrator Pamela Coleman Smith


Detail from The Emperor
Tarot Garden, Lazio, Italy
photo by Gabriele Margapoti


Deltoidal icositetrahedron
photo by fdecomite


The Popess, circa 1450
Illustrator Bonifacio Bembo


Hitler's house of cards
by John Heartfield
scanned by Smabs Sputzer


Tarot Deck Card Back, Daniel Martin Diaz, Los Angeles Tarot Show
photo by John Mosbaugh


Links:
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite
Death, a contemporary fine art print
The Rabbit Tarot by Blue Dog Rose

3 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

I see you found another garden, Tabatha. Fascinating pictures on the cards. I don't know much either, but they are interesting!

Kim Nelson said...

I've read the cards for others... interesting, powerful, intuitive.

HWY said...

Wonderful arts on the cards...and otherwise. The garden is cool and so is the Deltoidal icositetrahedron. The Hitler house of cards makes me pause...and not in a good way.