Medieval Scapini Tarot – This gold-accented tarot deck features beautiful paintings by Italian artist Luigi Scapini that depict Italy in the 15th century. The Major Arcana and court cards feature gold backgrounds, similar to European decks from the fourteenth century. Full scenes can be found in both the Major and Minor Arcana. In the Minors, the scenes are organized around symmetrical configurations of the suit symbols that serve as composition.
His sumptuous surroundings and period attire demonstrate the breadth of Scapini’s knowledge of art history. Many of the cards feature historical people, such as Rasputin as the Knight of Cups, and effectively incorporate interesting facts and hilarious references. The general scenarios depicted in the Medieval Scapini deck are easily relatable by readers, making for enjoyable and illuminating readings.