When referring to the "Marseille" label, it denotes a category of artisanal products distant in both centuries and geographical location. In fact, there are hundreds of different decks, each with its own characteristics.

Tarot of Marseille by Francesco Guarino

The Tarot de Marseille of Francesco Guarino is based on the splendid work of Nicolas Conver in 1760.

When we say "based on", we mean that the graphic and chromatic base conforms to the original, even though we can find some details revisited for technical needs or for the global harmony of the product.

One example is the colouring between the legs of LE PENDU, which appears uniform in the original and is "correctly" executed in Guarino's version.

Tarot of Marseille Guarino

The Restoration of Ancient Decks

Although it is easy to believe that we are dealing with a perfect restoration of the original work, it should be emphasised that the Tarot de Marseille by Francesco Guarino cannot be considered a true restoration.

There are two reasons for this:

The working techniques
Because of a number of small decisions made during the manufacture of the game, which have made it possible to give a structural and logical coherence to the various decks of Conver, while at the same time retaining the original purity.

What does "several decks of Conver" mean?

In order to produce the Tarot de Marseille by Francesco Guarino, several editions of the same Conver (all from the same period) were compared.

Each of these editions shows significant damage from simple wear and tear over time. In addition, all editions are dotted with many symbols that differ from deck to deck.

This necessitated the intervention of other professionals who analysed the symbolic structure of the original game using elaborate graphics programmes.

Traits And Colours

What is known as Francesco Guarino's Marseille Tarot is, in reality, a product born of the synergy of a team. The black lines were created in the United States (hand drawing in the Florida Keys and digital cleaning in Los Angeles). The colouring was done in Italy, in Rome. The project lasted two years, from 2017 to 2019.

To fully enjoy the immense work which has been carried out, we will present you with a comparison using two of Conver's games as a base (certified copy). Click on the name of the card you are interested in to see the comparison. For each image that appears you will have this diagram: the first two cards are from the two different editions of Conver (borrowed from the conforming copy),
the third card is from Guarino's game.

THE FOOL

Il Matto Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE MAGICIAN

Il Bagatto Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE HIGH PRIESTESS

La Papessa Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE EMPRESS

L'Imperatrice Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE EMPEROR

L'Imperatore Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE HIEROPHANT

Il Papa Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE LOVERS

L'Innamorato Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE CHARIOT

Il Carro Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


JUSTICE

La Giustizia Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE HERMIT

L'Eremita Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


WHEEL OF FORTUNE

La Ruota di Fortuna Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


STRENGHT

La Forza Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE HANGED MAN

L'Appeso Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


DEATH

L'Innominato Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


TEMPERANCE

Temperanza Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE DEVIL

Il Diavolo Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE TOWER

La Casa Dio Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE STAR

La Stella Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE MOON

La Luna Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


THE SUN

Il Sole Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


JUDGEMENT

Tarocchi di Marsiglia Conver Guarino


THE WORLD

Il Mondo Conver Guarino Tarocchi Marsiglia


BACK

Retro Conver Guarino Tarocchi di Marsiglia TdM-min


Copyright

Despite, to this day, most scholars in the tarot world choose to cover their work with significant restrictions, the Marseille Tarot by Francesco Guarino can be freely used to illustrate: your website, your blog, your social media page, your books, or any other work within your intellectual domain.

The TdM School follows a non-profit policy regarding the use of the Tarot, not endorsing the commercial stance of the aforementioned authors or scholars. In the event that you are commercializing your product using Francesco Guarino's Tarot, you must include the following copyright notes:

Francesco Guarino's Marseille Tarot
2019 © Francesco Guarino
www.scuolatdm.com


Finally, remember that the 78 Arcana of Guarino's game are still protected by copyright. We will enforce this legal aspect only if you decide to create your own deck of cards. This is the only case that will be pursued by law.

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