Visconti Tarot - CARDS
Pack information: 78 cards with booklet
Card dimensions: 70 x 120 mm
Author: Unknown - Restored by A.A. Atanassov
They say: Those who believe that the art of miniature painting disappeared at the end of the Middle Ages couldn't be more wrong. In Eastern Europe this refined technique continues today, so much so that it is still being taught in art schools. Even if miniature painting is more or less confined to monastic centers, there are a few artists who 'modernize' it by producing original works. One of these is Atanas Alexander Atanassov, a brilliant Bulgarian painter to whom Lo Scarabeo has entrusted the difficult task of reproducing what is definitely the most famous deck of miniature cards: the Visconti-Sforza Tarot. Today, the originals are partially housed at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, partially at the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, and partially in the private collection of the Colleoni family of Bergamo.