Sunday, May 24, 2009
This detail from the Altarpiece of the Last Judgement by Rogier van der Weyden shows the Archangel Michael weighing souls. When I saw this image I thought it might be interesting to have a Tarot where all the Major Arcana explore the theme of balance. This image would be Judgment, naturally. The Magician could be portrayed juggling balls. The Fool could be shown at a crossroads, weighing his options. The Lovers would show a man deciding between two women. Death could be juxtaposed with a newborn, and so on.