I Tarocchi di Mantegna c.1470 "Collection"

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I Tarocchi di Mantegna c.1470 "Collection"

It consists of 50 letters plus brochure with instructions in Italian language.

Stunning tarot de Mantegna de il Meneghello 1988. Limited and numbered edition of (1000) copies worldwide. (50 Incisioni di scuola ferrarese c. 1470).

Andrea Mantegna (1431 – 1506) was an Italian painter. Born in Isola di Carturo, a village near Padua, at the age of 10 he began working in the painting workshop of Francesco Squarcione in Padua. At the age of 17 he became independent, tired of his artistic talent being appropriated by his maintainer.

At that time Padua boils as a place especially conducive to the art of Mantegna. He frequents the antiquarians of the city, paying special attention to the painting and art of ancient Rome and profiling his own style. His first important works were in the chapel of San Jacopo and San Cristoforo de los Ovetari (church of the Eremitani of Padua). Later he performs what, for many, is his most important work: the mural decoration of the "House of Husbands" in the Doge's Palace.

Also before his 30th birthday he performed the San Sebastian now preserved in Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Museum), and expanded his fame throughout Italy. After a stay in Rome under Pope Innocent VIII to restore various works, he returned to Mantua to begin (between 1489 and 1490) the series of canvases of The Triumphs of Caesar (preserved in the Hampton Court Palace in Britain) and Parnassus (1497) commissioned by Elizabeth of The East (which is preserved in the Louvre Museum).

This tarot de il Meneghello, was based on an enigmatic masterpiece of the art of engraving that was long attributed to Mantegna, thus being called the Tarot de Mantegna, but, as demonstrated by Giordano Berti in the catalog of the exhibition A casa di Andrea Mantegna. Artistic culture to Mantova nel Quattrocento (Mantua, 2006), it is not a Tarot, nor is it a creation of the famous painter.

This deck, of which a dozen copies are preserved in various libraries and museums, was held in Italy, Ferrara or a city in Veneto, around 1465. It was clearly an educational game that represents a conception of the typical world of the Middle Ages.

This tarot deck is also known as Baldini Cards. The Tarot of Mantegna is attributed to Francesco de Cossa, illustrated by Andrea Mantegna and performed by Baldini. Two decks of mantegna's Tarot have been found: a monochrome of 1460, and another of more careful finish and with color dated in 1488. Mantegna's Tarot consists of five sticks: the social classes, the virtues and principles of Cosmos, the planets and spheres, the muses, and the arts and science. Il Meneghello offers us in this reproduction a tarot skis that should not be missing in our collections.

Number of Cards: 50

Language: Italian.

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