Sunday, July 12, 2009

tarry for a while

ta•rot |ˌtarəʊ|
noun ( the Tarot)
playing cards, traditionally a pack of 78 with five suits, used for fortune-telling
and (esp. in Europe) in certain games. The suits are typically swords, cups, coins
(or pentacles), batons (or wands), and a permanent suit of trump.
• a card game played with such cards.
• a card from such a set.

ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from French, from Italian tarocchi, of unknown origin.

Loose cards from the Pierpont-Morgan Visconti tarot deck, commissioned in the 15th century by Filippo Maria Visconti, the Duke of Milan and generally attributed to the miniaturist, Bonifacio Bembo.

The face cards reputedly feature members of the Sforza and
Visconti families - the ruling Renaissance dynasties dating back to the XIII century - in period costume and key settings.

From Wiki:

"The name "Visconti-Sforza tarot" is used collectively to refer to incomplete sets of approximately 15 decks, now lcated in various museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. No complete deck has survived

detail from "the path of life" by hieronymus bosch.
(1485 - 1490)
shutters to "the haywain triptych", oil on wood.

uchenna bright: bass;
jen tobin: vocals and guitar.

Released on the Eternal Amateur label through Bowery Poetry Club Records.

THE FOOLS: THE DREAM from "Lost And Found" CD (Eternal Amateur) 2009 (US)


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