The Medieval Scapini Tarot deck

Written by  on November 17, 2015 

The cards of the Medieval Scapini Tarot, by Luigi Scapini, are in the European Tarot style. It’s a wonderful deck with a very authentic Middle Ages feel and look to the card artwork.
After recreating the missing cards from the 15th century Tarocchi decks to form the U.S. Games’ reproduction of the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, Luigi Scapini was apparently inspired to create his own version of the Tarot in a similar genre.
The resulting Medieval Scapini Tarot appears to be a very interesting blend of 15th century imagery and contemporary artwork. The dark, gold-and-bronze colors and realistic representations of the Visconti Sforza Tarot appear to juxtapose in stark, yet pleasant, contrast with the vivid colors and near-caricature additions of the artist.
It is interesting to note that Scapini admits that, while painting the images for this deck, he had no knowledge of the “standard” interpretations of the individual cards.

Name: Medieval Scapini Tarot
Creators: Luigi Scapini
Publisher: Thorsons
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78

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