Art Nouveau Tarot by Antonella Castelli – a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.
These cards are alive with movement-the delicate curves, the sweeping lines, the bright yet gentle colour-all serve to draw the mind around and into the pictures. Taken together in a reading, these cards almost effortlessly weave a story. Taken individually, there is plenty for the eye to feast on. This deck, a work of art in itself, will also serve as a powerful divinatory tool.
The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. (Source: Amazon.com)
The Italian-published Tarot Art Nouveau is floral, ornate and lavishly decorated. It is a very uniform tarot with a very romantic, dashing style – women all young and beautiful, men mostly with bulging muscles.
Divination using tools such as Tarot Cards, help to bring higher guidance and advice into our lives and brings to the surface information that is hidden or not immediately obvious to us. This deck contains 78 cards and instruction booklet. Cards measure approximately 6.6 x 13 cm (2.75 x 4.75 inches) Source: Goodreads.com
Art Nouveau Tarot – Tarot deck card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.
Product details (Amazon)
Cards: 78 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications;
Tcr Crds edition (September 8, 2000)
Language: English, Spanish
Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.2 x 5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
I love the artwork in these cards because I am a huge art nouveau fan. I think the major arcana is very accessible and doesn’t stray too far from RWS. The minor arcana cards do not have the standard RWS symbolism but are more than pip cards. At first they may all seem fairly similar and meaningless (just full of lots of beautiful half-naked women, as some have criticized the deck for), however, if you look more closely at the cards and spend time thinking about the colours and the facial expressions on the women you will find the meanings very clear. The premium version comes with a better book than the basic version which is helpful in understanding the symbolism of the minors. The one thing I didn’t like is that the backs of the cards are the image from the justice card which I find distracting. Also, if you read reversals this means you will be able to tell when a card is reversed. Another point, which I don’t think is necessarily a negative (depending on your perspective) is that it is a very “light deck” which I believe is largely due to the art nouveau style.