Search found 23 matches

Re: ha ... oldest Tarot located 1517 .. no, 1502 :-) .. no, 1492

What confuses me is not the date. But the place. My French is very poor, but the reference seems to place the Deck on Lyon, not in Milan (or Ferrara, or even Venice). Anyway, is there a way to know if the Tarot referenced on the document is what we call Tarot today (with the 22 Major Arcana that we ...

Re: The Lovers

Hi Michael, I really love the first one, engraved by Johan Sadeler, because it pictures the exact version of the legend that I know. The hard path of the Virtue, leading to beautiful mountains afar and the easy, lovely path of Vice, with a fog that hides where it leads. I like the Hercules at the Cr...

Re: The Star

Wow Hendley, You gave me a whole new golden mine to dig. I've never heard of those emblem books before. I did a quick search and there are a lot of them on line. I will need some time to research, but it seems very interesting. Thanks a lot. I had already found one Paolo Veronese picture, the Choice...

Re: The Star

SteveM wrote: Nice Find! It is a Slavic Icon of the Baptism - the inscription is Slavic (referring to John's recognition of the Lord Jesus as God) - but the Aquarian like fellow is an element typical of Greek orthodox icons, and fits with your own concept, it is a type of water spirit or god of wat...

Re: The World

Pen wrote:
Catholic, I'm honestly the least historically knowledgeable of anyone here
You really have hard time to accept compliments. lol. Well, like you or not I learn a lot from you.

Re: The World

Yes Ross, I am trying to avoid the Sforza Castle. But the two other sources that you quoted are strong evidence that the World on Tarot de Marseille is a distortion of the the Four Evangelists. And the dates seems to give evidence that some Tarot de Marseille cards iconography may have older origins...

Re: The World

robert Wrote I'd say the advantage goes to Vieville, as the figure has the halo making the identification with Christ more convincing; it's not present in any other deck. Yes. I think I need to start to use the Vieville as well on my research. The halo is a important clue that is absent on Noblet. ...

Re: The Star

robert wrote: Just to clarify, I'm in agreement that the Noblet is one of the decks probably "closer to the source", and have been arguing as much for many years now. Have you read the threads on the Tarot de Marseille I and the Tarot de Marseille II which discuss differences between what might be ...

Re: The Star

robert wrote (Pssst.. you should check out the Vieville World card) Now you are just being mean with Noblet. The cards are almost identical. And both obviously shows Christ in Majesty with four evangelist (like on the Speyer gospel image of 1220). With the added interesting detail that they both us...

Go to advanced search

cron