Art Nouveau Tarot

[Hanged Man] [Empress] In the Art Nouveau Tarot, the artist Matt Myers takes traditional tarot symbols and presents them in the decorative art nouveau style. His images reflect the curved lines and stylized figures characteristic of this popular, turn-of-the-century artistic movement. Each suit in this deck tells a story concerning a family, and the numbered cards show the characters as figures in a stained glass window. This deck was begun in June 1984 and completed in April 1988. The original card images were painted in oil on illustration board. A self-portrait of the artist is included as an extra card. Myers has dedicated the Art Nouveau Tarot to the science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin who "showed him his beginning place."

Number of
Copyright Publisher Card Back Design

22 major
56 minor

2 3/8"
4 3/8"
1989 U. S. Games [back design]
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Also Included: instruction booklet (24 pages), title card, artist self-portrait card

Category: Tarot

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[Knight of Coins] [Five of Swords] [Nine of Staves]

Reference: The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pgs. 564, 570


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