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.

3 comments:

W said...

Good to see somebody else wanting to explore the issue of balance. Let us not forget the two towers in the Moon, the two mountains in Temperance, the columns in the priestess.

Eccentric Scholar said...

Exquisite idea for a deck, Tamara! Really, really marvelous!

Tamara said...

W, those are wonderful ideas! Thanks for suggesting them.

EC, thanks!