Design and Artwork
The Ferenc Pinter Tarot deck is an extraordinary collection of tarot cards that blends the surreal and the real, pushing the boundaries of subjective and imaginative art. The deck features majors created by the renowned painter Ferenc Pinter and minors derived from his extensive body of work. This 78-card deck is a tribute to Pinter’s imaginative and expressive style, showcasing his vivid and nuanced artistry without borders, allowing each card to be a perfect canvas for his vision.
Symbolism and Themes
The deck is a journey into a sea of mysteries, exploring the depths of intuition and the realm of perfect art. While some cards loosely follow the traditional Rider-Waite symbolism, many deviate significantly, offering a unique and somewhat surreal perspective. The artwork synthesizes ancient universal archetypes with Pinter’s visionary approach, resulting in a tarot experience that is both introspective and visually stunning.
Users of the Ferenc Pinter Tarot deck can expect an immersive experience that goes beyond standard tarot interpretations. Ideal for deep contemplation and shadow work, the deck challenges users to engage with their inner emotions and the darker aspects of their psyche. The detailed and thought-provoking imagery invites a deeper understanding of the tarot’s symbolism and personal introspection.
About the Author
Ferenc Pinter (1931 – 2008) was a Hungarian-Italian artist renowned for his book cover illustrations for the Italian publisher Mondadori. His work on this tarot deck, commissioned by Lo Scarabeo over thirty years ago, stands as a definitive representation of his artistic vision.
Pietro Alligo has contributed to various tarot decks, bringing his expertise to the project.
Charles Harrington, with 25 years of experience in reading and teaching tarot, has authored guidebooks to several decks and brings depth to this tarot through his writings.
- Title: Ferenc Pinter Tarot
- Authors: Ferenc Pinter, Pietro Alligo, Charles Harrington
- Number of Cards: 78
- Card Dimensions: 70×120 mm
- Themes: Surrealism, deep introspection, inner emotions, shadow work
- Artwork: Imaginative, expressive, detailed, and nuanced
- Instructions: Multilingual edition