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by Mary Greer
16 Jan 2010, 01:48
Forum: The Library (North Aisle)
Topic: Museum Exhibit of Tarot in Los Angeles
Replies: 1
Views: 6411

Museum Exhibit of Tarot in Los Angeles

The Fool’s Journey: The History and Symbolism of the Tarot (Museum Exhibition) January 24, 2010 – May 9, 2010 (Reception: the 23rd) curated by Robert M. Place at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Blvd. Everyone, I hope you can come to the Opening Reception of The Fool's Journey Tarot Art Exh...
by Mary Greer
08 Jan 2010, 22:31
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Project: Festival book 1475
Replies: 76
Views: 127127

Re: Project: Festival book 1475

Huck - I'm assuming that you are connecting this material for the marriage of Costanzo Sforza with the Tarocchi of Alessandro Sforza—seeing as he was father of Costanzo and brother of Francesco Sforza. The whole family seems steeped in the allegories of the gods and the qualities they bring to human...
by Mary Greer
16 Nov 2009, 22:12
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Lucas van Leyden's "The Fortune Teller"
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Re: Lucas von Leyden's "The Fortune Teller"

There's a still a lot of questions about it and I probably have made too many assumptions, but it's a fascinating mystery story!
by Mary Greer
16 Nov 2009, 02:24
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Lucas van Leyden's "The Fortune Teller"
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Lucas van Leyden's "The Fortune Teller"

I think I've worked out the story behind this painting:

http://marygreer.wordpress.com/2009/11/ ... %E2%80%9D/

Would love to know what others think. Is it viable?
by Mary Greer
11 Nov 2009, 22:09
Forum: The Library (West Wing)
Topic: 1565 Discourse about the Images of Tarot
Replies: 30
Views: 49294

Re: 1565 Discourse about the Images of Tarot

Ross & Marco Ross wrote of course, we have to find a term matching the apparent meaning of tarocco as well, stupid, imbecile, etc. It would be best if it were also the name of a game, in the plural (like "Skittles" or something). There is a solitaire game called "Idiot's Delight,&...
by Mary Greer
11 Nov 2009, 01:18
Forum: The Library (West Wing)
Topic: 1565 Discourse about the Images of Tarot
Replies: 30
Views: 49294

Re: 1565 Discourse about the Images of Tarot

Marco - Thank you for this translation. You've provided us with such a fabulous resource. I have a question about this phrase: questo sapevo io che molti diranno che un Tarocco ha favellato e trattato de Tarocchi, e se si può dire Tarocchamente. which you translate as "I know that many will say...
by Mary Greer
18 Aug 2009, 02:27
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Historical Pictures of Men Reading Cards
Replies: 2
Views: 3635

Re: Historical Pictures of Men Reading Cards

I currently have about 120 pictures of cartomancy before the 1930s. Only about 7% of them show men actually reading the cards and almost all of those are from the very late 19th and early 20th centuries. Eventually I'll be posting all these pictures with commentary as a gallery on my blog. I think t...
by Mary Greer
18 Aug 2009, 02:20
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Orbis Pictus
Replies: 3
Views: 4153

Orbis Pictus

I'd like to recommend The Orbis Pictus as an interesting resource for an understanding of how many of the tarot symbols would have been perceived in earlier times. This was the first and most widely distributed schoolbook for children - filled with commentary on things like the elements, virtues, La...
by Mary Greer
02 Aug 2009, 03:07
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: The Chinese in Florence in 1434??
Replies: 4
Views: 5434

Re: The Chinese in Florence in 1434??

Questionable is an understatement. I agree with you, but I really don't know enough about the subject, which is why I've been looking some things up. In fact, that's often what a book like this will do. It spurs interest and presents information about people of the time that I never would have run ...