Design and Artwork
The Gustave Doré Tarot by Pietro Alligo and Gustav Doré is a remarkable deck that marries the traditional tarot symbolism with the biblical imagery of renowned French illustrator Gustave Doré. Doré’s Romantic style, known for its detailed black and white wood engravings, brings a spiritually inspiring and dreamlike quality to the deck, making it a unique addition to any tarot collection.
Symbolism and Themes
Each card in this deck showcases Doré’s prolific wood engraving technique, creating an exuberant and even surrealistic interpretation of classic tarot themes. The illustrations, originally made for classic books including the Bible, have been thoughtfully adapted to align with the traditional tarot card titles, offering a new perspective on familiar archetypes.
This deck, known for its beautiful artistry, is ideal for collectors and tarot enthusiasts alike. The standard Lo Scarabeo cardstock ensures durability and quality, while the ideal card size enhances usability. The accompanying Little White Book (LWB) provides insightful interpretations, making the deck suitable for both readings and contemplative study.
About the Authors
Pietro Alligo, a contributor to various tarot decks, collaborates with the works of Gustav Doré, a multifaceted French artist celebrated for his wood engravings. This collaboration results in a tarot deck that is both a tribute to Doré’s legacy and a valuable tool for tarot practice.
- Unites biblical imagery by Gustave Doré with traditional tarot symbolism
- Stunning black and white cards showcasing Doré’s Romantic style
- High-quality Lo Scarabeo cardstock, produced in Italy
- Includes a Little White Book with useful information and interpretations
- Ideal for collectors and enthusiasts appreciating historical art in tarot