are these tarot cards?
They are, but I don't know if a full deck exists (only these four were published in the Breton book). This reminds me of a story I read doing the Seligmann post. Seligmann was kicked out of the Surrealist group for disagreeing with Breton over the meaning of a tarot card (re: Breton: how could someone so lame create so much good stuff).Visit O-where for some funky tarot cards.
My edition of Arcanum 17 (from Sun & Moon Classics) is unillustrated. The Matta's fit the book perfectly.
I think the illustrations are only in the original. I would love to flip through the surrealists' deluxe first editions some day.I found the Matta illustrations in an old issue of Opus International (which unfortunately only has about 12 full-color pages).
these are great, shame there isnt a full deck, thank you.
These are amazing...I find Matta's paintings often a bit garish, but his linework here is great.If only he had done a "Happy Squirrel" card....
seconds after seeing your comment, I found myself staring at a few Matta drawings I had never seen. I now need to commission someone on Etsy to make for the blog a Happy Squirrel card in the style of Matta.
very nice!reminds of a yugioh trading card called "illusionist faceless mage"
sí existen, las tiene ramuntcho el hijo de Matta en su casa...