Carnevale di Morte by strangeling

Carnevale di Morte

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Added: Jan 07, 2016
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"Carnevale di Morte" - this is my illustration for the 78 Tarot's "Carnival" deck. I was assigned the "Death" card, and as it's carnival themed I've gone the Venetian masquerade route on this one, and I love it! I've given her a dark red dress (it kind of has a Masque of the Red Death feel to it). The background has an Italianate feel. The skeleton guy on the horse skeleton is based on a very old anatomy etching I came across. As it needed to encompass the Tarot Death card themes as well as the Carnival theme, there are small dancing masked figures or skeletons circling around her, and death on his skeletal horse in the distance. My Plague Doctor / Alchemist character (he appears in a lot of my works) is looming behind her. Love this piece - stay tuned for the Carnival deck from the team at 78 Tarot - it's going to be wonderful! My own acrylic painting, the original has sold but we have prints & canvases available.

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