New Card Designs Unveiled ~ The Empress & Emperor
I am including the duo of cards, the Empress & Emperor, numbers III & IV respectively. I was really drawn to both of these paintings for different reasons.
First off, the Empress has so much power in this image. Here I portrayed her as the goddess of health, Hygeia. The Empress is usually viewed as a nurturer, mother, sometimes pregnant and always powerful. This image spoke to me.
Second, the Emperor as Jupiter (Zeus). I kept with a more traditional image for this card. I am really drawn to Moreau’s work and thought this image was perfect.
First off the art, Gustav Klimt & Gustave Moreau, well that’s serendipitous isn’t it? Just realized that as I was typing.
The Empress ~ Hygeia 1900-1907
The Emperor ~ Jupiter et Semele 1889-1895