01 March 2016

[design] The Tarot, By Way Of Mucha

Latterly I have found that Art Nouveau speaks loudly to me … its graceful lines, richly mellow colors and strong, almost cartoon-like lines … they're gentle and expressive poetry to the eye, and of course, one can't come by any sort of affection for Art Nouveau without passing by Mucha.

A few days ago, The Wife™ found this and kicked it my way. A lovely Tarot deck done by Lunaea Weatherstone, Massimiliano Filadoro,  and Giulia F. Massaglia, the Tarot Mucha channels Alfonse to a perfection. The picture off the One of Wands (excerpted, right) could have been Sarah Bernhardt herself posing, stepping right out of one of his iconic posters to pose for the scene.

A better selection, along with links to purchase, is at this posting at Aeclectic.net: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/tarot-mucha/. This is a Tarot deck that is worthy of owning to both the cartomancer and the art collector alike. Few decks of cards are so lushly and artistically illustrated.

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