Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. His drawing, Vitruvian Man is one of the most instantly recognizable sketches of human symmetry. He was also an inventor, scientist and military strategist.
It's safe to assume that Leonardo probably dabbled with tarot cards as well. He visited the Milanese court of Ludovico da Sforza - who commissioned tarot decks during the Renaissance that have survived to this day.
An interesting gimmick: The major arcana have Italian script written backwards so that the title of the card can be deciphered with a mirror.
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The art for for Da Vinci Tarot
has been created in the spirit of Leonardo's notebooks, illustrations and paintings, sometimes copying his works, but mostly using them as inspiration.
- The High Priestess is from Mona Lisa
- The Empress is from Portrait of a Woman
- The Hermit is from St. Jerome
- Strength is from Virgin and Child with St. Anne
- Temperance is from Annunciation
- The Hanged Man is from Study of A Hanged Man in 1479 of the assassin of Giuliano de Medici.
- The World is Leda and the Swan