Womanhood Revisited Tarot

The "Womanhood Revisited Tarot" is the result of two years of study, research and digital creation. Each of the 78 cards is the result of a digital work in black and white – a mixture of collages and recompositions – followed by colorization. The sources of the collages come from scans of magazines, books and illustrated newspapers published between 1865 (the appearance of the suffragettes) and 1914 (1st World War) in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the USA.

François Isabel contemporanese contemporanese the iconography of the arcana while respecting the pedagogical principle desired by Marsile Ficin. Thus, like the 22 major arcana, the 56 minor arcana (Deniers, Cups, Swords, Sticks) are all illustrated with a scene and subtitled with a keyword. English was chosen for its gender neutrality.

The tarot is presented in a cardboard box. The box also contains 8 additional cards of explanations.

It was printed in only 700 copies.

[1] Since 1982, Christophe Poncet has been researching the tarot of Marseille and Marsile Ficin. This work has resulted in publications in scientific journals and academic publishers. He is also the author of the documentary "The Mysteries of the Tarot of Marseille" broadcast on the Franco-German cultural network Arte in 2015. Christophe Poncet's research leads him to believe that his creator is Le Florentin Marsile Ficin (1433-1499) author of the first full translation of Plato's Dialogues. "Of all the intellectual influences that were to act, in Italy and outside, during the Renaissance, the strongest was probably that of Marsile Ficin," writes A. Rivaud in "History of Philosophy." Marsile Ficin designed the tarot as an educational medium to teach her philosophy and oversaw its production by a team of Florentine artists, engravers and printers around 1470.