Visconti and Sforza exhibition at Musée français de la carte à jouer Dec. 2020-Mar. 2021
Posted: 20 May 2020, 08:49
Thierry Depaulis is curating what I believe is an unprecedented exhibition of the Fifteenth-century Illuminated Tarots at the French Playing-Card Museum, Issy-les-Moulineaux. It will run from 16 December 2020 until 14 March 2021. "Unprecedented" because of the number of Brambilla, Visconti di Modrone, and Colleoni-Baglioni cards, along with the Warsaw museum cards belonging to the same set as the "Issy Chariot."
"The cream of these precious painted tarot cards will be on show, coming from many European and American museums and libraries, with some other works of the Renaissance. A team of historians and art historians, led by Thierry Depaulis, have reassessed these cards and have dramatically revisited their attributions and datings. A superb catalogue will present these findings.
"In mid-February 2021 an international conference will be held at Issy around these illuminated tarots."
Art historians Ada Labriola (Florence) and Roberta Delmoro (Milan) will be contributing new studies of their respective cards.
Thierry has invited me to contribute an essay on the Tractatus de deificatione sexdecim heroum, including insights from the work I have recently done on Marziano's biography.