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Botticelli by Lo Scarabeo
Botticelli by Lo Scarabeo  

Sandro Botticelli (born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi in 1445 and died in 1510) had the patronage of the (in)famous Lorenzo de' Medici, and the two works considered his masterpieces, "The Birth of Venus" and "Primavera" have become so popular that they have achieved cliche status when trying to represent Renaissance art in Florence, Italy.

Botticelli created numerous artworks, and in this deck, artist Atanassov has cleverly cut and pasted sections Botticelli's works--sometimes duplicating images in the background (such as repeating the image of a sword to give the appropriate number of swords in a card) and sometimes changing the size (such as making the coins bigger to draw more attention to them)--and massaging them in a surprisingly effective way to produce a deck that is mostly similar in imagery to the Rider-Waite-Smith version.

The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

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