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Re: Texts paralleling the structure of the trump sequence

Guillaume de Digulleville (1295 - before 1358) wrote two allegorical works that were likely meant to be published together (they are usually found together in the surviving manuscripts): the Pèlerinage de la vie humaine (the Pilgrimage of the Life of Man) and its sequel, the Pèlerinage de l'âme (the...

Allegories of human life

I would like to collect here a few images that qualify as "allegories of human life" (a theme that many have recognized in the trump sequence). From another thread: Following Michael Hurst's mention of "Le Barerie del Mondo" , I found this engraving by Cristofano Bertelli (active 1550 - 1599) which ...

Strength trumping Fortune

A painting by Lorenzo Lotto, before 1550: "Combattimento tra la Fortezza e la Fortuna infelice" (Fight between Fortitude and bad Fortune). lorenzo_lotto.png Translation of the web page description: Fortitude is depicted as a young warrior who, without apparent effort , is preparing to throw a marble...

Texts paralleling the structure of the trump sequence

Recently, we have been widely discussing Dummett's description of the trumps as a tripartite sequence: * ranks of men; * conditions of human life; * spiritual and celestial powers. According to the interpretation of Michael J. Hurst , the images in the last section of the sequence are “related to Ch...

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