"The Art Nouveau movement of the late nineteenth century developed as an attempt to free artists and designers from the clichéd historicism that dominated much of the art at the time. Art Nouveau was characterized by long, sinuous, undulating lines that often employed leaf-shaped forms, flower buds, plant stems, blooms, insect wings, vines, and other graceful and organic natural shapes. Artist Antonella Castelli has infused the traditional tarot with the rhythmic power and sweeping style of Art Nouveau. Art lovers will be delighted to find historic works of art hidden within the cards: Michelangelo's David is disguised as The Magician, shades of Ingres' Jupiter and Thetis can be seen in the King of Wands. Other celebrated masterpieces of art lie concealed within the cards, waiting to be discovered by the perceptive reader. The Art Nouveau Tarot provides tarot enthusiasts with an aesthetically pleasing deck full of movement and majesty."
--Sandra Tabatha Cicero, author of numerous Llewellyn titles
From Where Do the Cards of the Tarot Originate? Mystery shrouds the origin of Tarot cards, but ancient oracle decks have been found in a wide range of places, from Hungary to India to China. Some historical sources credit the traveling, wandering musicians and performers who roamed (originally) from India to Persia to Egypt for carrying cards and... read this article