Insects Tarot by Osvaldo Menegazzi
The Tarocco Degli Insetti is from "The Arcana" series created by Maestro Osvaldo Menegazzi.
In this unique deck, Menegazzi created classic insect paintings where each insect represents the attributes of the corresponding Major Arcana architype. A spider dangles from a web for the Hanged One, a fire fly for the Star, a praying mantis for the Devil and of course, a scorpion for the Death card. The 22 cards have Italian titles, measure approximately 3.25" x 5", have square corners and a matt finish. This 2nd edition was published in 2011 in a small print of 250 decks. The deck number from the edition will be revealed on the title card after opening the sealed deck. Though a guidebook is not included, those familiar with the Tarot will delight in the clever ways Menegazzi paints the elemental architype traits into each card.
Osvaldo Menegazzi has a special place the history of great Italian card makers. After graduating from Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, he decided to combine his love of art with his love for antique cards and founded the famous Il Meneghello publishing house in 1974. Over the years he dedicated himself to recreating historically significant decks and also creating new and mesmerizing works of art and Tarot. Il Meneghello became a principal publishing house of cards treasured by collectors and museums the world over.