Tarot des Ambiguïtés
The Tarot des Ambiguïtés by Alejandro R Rozan is an original deck intended to pay homage to the French Tarot de Marseille. This deck is the result of several years of studying the history and the pictorial style of the Tarot de Marseille pattern. It is influenced by various tarots of this pattern, taking as its main graphic reference perhaps the most famous of all, the celebrated Nicolas Conver Tarot. Alejandro used the images of this deck as a template to create new artwork, so the Tarot des Ambiguïtés images would all have the same proportions and measurements of the Nicolas Conver images.
To create the Tarot des Ambiguïtés, Alejandro used a fountain pen to hand draw the lines of the illustrations to imitate the effect of the woodcut printing technique originally used for mass printing these historic decks. He then colored the illustrations using Photoshop with a color palette taken from samples of various Tarot de Marseille decks. Thanks to digital technology he was able to mimic the stencil coloring technique which was used at the time for coloring the cards.
The Tarot des Ambiguïtés should not be viewed as a Frankenstein composed of different pieces of Tarot de Marseille decks. It is a deck with ingenuity, a deck that tells a new story; its own story. The Tarot des Ambiguïtés respects the inherent narrative in each of the 78 cards, but gives it a different and sometimes radical twist to generate an original tale. These reimagined symbols and characters will lead you to create new interpretations of these classic images. The Tarot des Ambiguïtés was created to refresh your imagination and revitalize your readings.
- Standard tarot card size of 2.75″ x 4.75″
- Printed on premium 310gsm card stock
- Long lasting, linen finish for ease of shuffling and spreading
- Sturdy, elegant tuck box with the card back design printed around the outside
- Printed in the USA
Alejandro R Rozan
Alejandro R Rozan is a 31-year-old Cuban artist based in the USA whose art revolves around the arcane mysticism of the tarot world. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the Academy of Fine Arts of Ciego de Avila. In his work, he employs a variety of mediums including watercolor, pencil, pen, and digital art.
When Alejandro was a child, he saw his first Tarot de Marseille deck and from that moment he felt an inexplicable attraction to tarot. This lead him to a focused study of the history, artists, authors, and divinatory approaches to reading the cards. Alejandro sees the tarot as an endless symbolic language that has allowed him to explore his creativity as artist and illustrator.
His Tarot des Ambiguites marks the culmination of years of research and planning. This will be his first published tarot deck in collaboration with Steven Bright and Artisan Tarot. This deck is not only his personal take on the Tarot de Marseilles, but also his special tribute to the tarot decks that constantly inspire him to create.
Alejandro's artwork has been published in magazines such as Issue 5 of the Esotoracle, and Volume 1, Number 1 of Azoth. His first tarot related comic was published in Issue 5 of Kronikas, L'Inventaire Imaginaire.