Tarocchi by Mr Friborg
Tarocchi by Mr Friborg
Tarocchi by Mr Friborg
Tarocchi by Mr Friborg
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Tarocchi by Mr Friborg

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A timeless rendition of the tarot, inspired by classical Italian decks, given a modern twist by Danish artist, Mr Friborg.

The decks which served as inspiration for this work are The Soprafino, The Mitelli, The Minchiate, The Neoclassico, and the Etteilla Tarot. The minor arcana is more loosely inspired by the classics, and there are many nods to other well known tarot systems such as the Rider Waite Smith tarot and the Tarot de Marseille.  All of the artwork has been redrawn by Friborg in order to achieve a sense of cohesiveness throughout the deck. 

The beautiful colour palette of the settings in the cards contrasts with the darker depiction of skulls which grace all the characters in the cards. 

Friborg explains: "Through my entire creative life there are certain topics that have always held my interests and have become part of my artistic expression. Some of these themes are history, religion, classical art and well...death. 

"The morbid undertone of TAROCCHI by Mr Friborg is meant to serve as yet another trope of classical art; the Memento Mori - A reminder of who we are and where we are going. It also may remind us that death is neither the end nor the beginning of our journey, but simply a part of it."

The cards come in an embossed, good quality tuck box, paper is 350 gsm with a matte, linen texture. This is the STANDARD deck, a vintage version is available from the creator.

 

Photos by Martyn Williams