Edmund Dulac Tarot Deck
Edmund Dulac's beautiful golden age illustrations from the likes of The Arabian Nights, Beauty and the Beast, Dreamer of Dreams, Daughters of the Stars, and Stealers of light are thoughtfully curated to create a new and enchanting Tarot Deck. These archetypal fairy tale images have a enhancing effect on the Tarot pointing us to unexpected subtleties in the card meanings and unleashing new truths. This mysterious Tarot deck is sure to spark profound readings that speak to your heart and inner spirit.
- Lo Scarabeo
- Boxed Deck
- companion booklets
- Cards Measure 2.75 x 4.75 x 1 IN
Dulac showed an early introversion and talent for drawing. By age sixteen he was able to render professional art nouveau work. After studying law at the University of Toulouse for two years, Dulac enrolled full time at the École des Beaux Arts in 1900. There he roomed with close friend and fellow student Émile Rixens. In 1903 Dulac won a scholarship to the Académie Julien in Paris. His December 1903 marriage to Alice May de Marini, an American thirteen years his senior, quickly dissolved and by 1904 he had left for England to start his artistic career. Enamored of British culture, he changed the spelling of his first name to "Edmund."
Dulac was an immediate success in England. He joined the London Sketch Club soon after his arrival and later St. John's Art Club. His first commission was the illustration of Jane Eyre, a quintessentially British project with which he was entrusted at the age of twenty-two. In April 1911 he married Elsa Arnalice Bignardi, a shy, graceful girl of Italian and German descent.
Dulac is best known as an illustrator of gift books and children's books. His favorite medium was watercolor. From 1890 to 1920, British book illustration was preeminent and Dulac's career flourished. He also collaborated with his friends W. B. Yeats and Sir Thomas Beecham on various theater projects. In 1920 he composed music for a production of Yeats's At the Hawk's Well. Yeats, Dulac, and Ezra Pound staged Japanese Nō plays, with Dulac designing costumes, sets, and makeup and composing music.