for the Melbourne International Tarot Conference 2005
TAROT CONFERENCE in Melbourne 1-5th July 2005.
for the Melbourne
International Tarot Conference, copyright Kat Black.
new friends and old on a long journey. Sharing knowledge, seeing
new sights and having some fun.
and the Angel, Landscape, Small Dog (travellers, arm in
arm; angelic protection): Andrea del Verrocchio, 'Tobias and
the Angel' 1470-80, Egg tempera on poplar, National Gallery,
Crested Cockatoo, Branches, Sky, Hanging Cloth (very strange
to see an Australian native bird in a painting before Australia
was settled by Europeans, must have strayed into Indonesia or
New Guinea and been captured there, or been traded by Aboriginal
people): Frans Snyders, 'Concert of Birds' 1610-20?, Oil on
canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
Dog (loyalty and faithfulness): Jacob Seisenegger,
'Portrait of Emperor Charles V' 1532, Oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches
(cheekiness and curiosity): Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 'Two
Chained Monkeys'. 1562, Oil on oak. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin,
Germany. Huge thanks to Eva-Christiane Wetterer for the monkey
(as Conference is in early July): Frans Snyders, 'Fishmonger's'
1610-30?, Oil on canvas, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten,
(as it's in Australia): Balthasar van der Ast, 'Basket of Fruits'
c. 1632, Oil on wood, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.
(knowledge, research): Jan Davidsz de Heem, 'Still-Life of Books'
1628, Oil on wood, Mauritshuis, The Hague.
on Book: Jean-Michel David, from Rudolf Steiner, GA 96,
Dec. 1906. The symbol forms the basis for the seal of the Association
for Tarot Studies.