United States, (b. 1947)
IX — St. Anthony of Egypt — The Hermit
- (2001), card stock
- 6 x 9 in. (15.3 x 22.9 cm.)
- from: “The Tarot of the Saints”
In his Tarot designs, Place attempts to synchronize Christian hagiography, Gnostic mysticism and Jungian archetypes, believing both the Tarot and the legends of the saints are founded in Classical Paganism and its Renaissance revival.
Place explains that Saints and their legends were certainly familiar to the Renaissance makers of Tarot cards, because they were also the producers of the first holy cards which pictured saints and were popular mementos for pilgrims and for participants in religious events.
About the Artist
Robert M. Place, United States. Robert M. Place is a contemporary artist, illustrator, author and a sculptor of hand crafted jewelry. He is also recognized as an expert on the Western mystical tradition and the history and philosophy of the Tarot.
The Alchemical Egg – © Robert M. Place