Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Closer Look: French Tarot: Trumps 1 & 2

This is an ongoing series looking some of the art which is unique to a French Ducale Tarot deck.

The Number 1 trump shows two different clown characters: an Italian Pagliacci, and a French jester holding his ninny stick.
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No. 1 Trump: detail.

The Number 2 Trump shifts the focus to scenes from childhood.

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No. 2 Trump: detail


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