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TAROT DECK - Major Arcana
"The Tarot Cards were born in the fifteenth century in Northern Italy, around the courts of Milan. The original name that they used for the cards was "Trionfi", Italian for triumphs, probably drawing inspiration from a poem written by the Italian author Petrarca where he focused his attention on six allegories, not too distant from the characters on the cards themselves. Although the Visconti's deck is the oldest one we could find, many different artists were commissioned to represent the cards. This kicked off a series of different interpretations and symbolisms, even more so when the phenomenon took off in different cultures outside the Italian borders.
For my series of illustrations I have decided to stay as close as possible to the early Milanese tradition, with some minor changes due to personal preferences, yet trying my best to be accurate to those early times."
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