Were exposed between 1985 and 1990 in various exhibitions, including the great Tarot exhibition at the Estense Castle in Ferrara (1987), organized by Giordano Berti and Andrea Vitali.
A review of this work is also in the Encyclopedia of Tarot by Stuart R. Kaplan (1990, vol. III, pp. 391 and 396).
The 78 drawings were made on paper, with a mix of pencil, ink and gouache applied by brush with precise uniformity.
The iconography reworks the classic “Tarot of Marseille” but introduces many innovations symbolic and graphic derived from the most important treatises on the subject, studied by the Artist with the collaboration of Giordano Berti.
The black background brings out forcefully every detail and enhances color brilliance.
After the death of the Artist – an emerging personality of Italian pop-art -, the 78 plates remained in the house of the Monti family until 2007, when was transferred on loan to the Tarot Museum in Riola (Bologna – Italy), where they are still exposed.
In 2008 the Museum printed this limited edition of 300 numbered copies, each with a warranty card add to the dech.
In 2013, Giordano Berti wanted to give a new package for the remaining decks , consistent with the work of the artist, with whom Berti collaborated at the time of realization of the paintings.
The wonderful box is invented by art designer Letizia Rivetti and crafted by “RINASCIMENTO: Italian Style Art”.
There are only 88 copies of this box: an inner label indicates the consecutive number.
Author: Maria Teresa Monti (Loiano 1957 – Bologna 1991)
Publisher: Museo dei Tarocchi (Riola di Vergato, Italy 2008)
Limited edition: 300 numbered copies
Deck: 78 cards + 1 warrant card with the progressive number from 1 to 300.
Card format: 150 x 86 mm
Artbox: 88 numbered copies, designed by art designer Letizia Rivetti and handmade.
Packaging: “RINASCIMENTO – Italian Style Art”
Presentation: package with two doors in Italian and English, with a biography of the artist and historical information on this deck, by Giordano Berti.
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