Tarocchi 22 Pittori in 22 Arcani "Last Units"
It consists of 22 letters plus brochure with instructions in Italian language.
The idea of this deck was orchestrated by Osvaldo Menegazzi, the owner of il Meneghello, who published the deck in 1989 as a limited edition of 2,000 hand-numbered copies.
The majors of 22 Pittori in 22 Arcani represent the 22 Arcanes of 22 Artists, and it is a collaborative effort of 22 different Italian artists, each from a different painting. Many letters retain their archetypal symbology, while others deviate into an entirely new territory.
Artistic styles range from fantasy to surreal, realistic to comical in these large cards. There is no theme or thread that binds them all together. While most are full-color, a couple of cards are represented in black and white or grayscale. All cards have a traditional Italian title at the bottom of the card, and a small artist name below the lower right corner of the illustration.
About 1/3 of the cards in this deck show female nudity, but the Devil is also very naked, and quite detailed.
Some of the artists who contributed to this deck have created other tarots, and their style is apparent here examples are L'Apesso, painted by Domenico Balbi, and Le Stelle painted by Giorgio Tavaglione. The Il Matto, painted by Giovanni Scarsato, wears a shirt with the name of the publishing house Il Meneghello. Osvaldo Menegazzi illustrated the card Il Sole (the Sun).
The remaining artists are; Piero Alligo, Davide Noti, Romano Conversano, Gino Mazzotta, Sandro Bellenghi, Galeazzo Van Mörl, Giorgio Dall'Aglio, Luca Enoch, Paolo Giorno, Coca Frigerio, Alessandra Titti Cusatelli, Pina Andronico Tosonotti, Giuliano Spagnul, Marisa Bello, Marcella Brancaforte, Gianni Meloniski, Gianni Maiotti and Elio R. Silvestri.
All the names of the artists are engraved in gold on the cover of the leather envelope, and are listed in the accompanying booklet, along with their artistic media, date and place of birth. Includes a numbered letter by hand. The finish of the card is high gloss on both sides.
The Italian 15-page booklet also has 1-3 paragraphs of information regarding the letter itself, which may include divinatory meanings, but there are no designs. Dimensions of the letters: 75 mm x 157 mm x 0.41 mm
Author: Osvaldo Menegazzi
Number of Cards: 22
Brochure with instructions
Stock: Latest Units.
The graphic images are orientative and a sample of the original letters and may show some variation in the tone or color of the originals.