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:

Jean Dodal, circa 1701-1715

Death, 1909
illustrator Pamela Coleman Smith

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

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


Linda B said...

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

Unknown 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.