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Original watercolor and inkline depiction of “The Devil” Major Arcana tarot card designed for an all-female Art Nouveau deck. This version without lettering.

Symbolic of an over-emphasis on the visible, sensory side of existence, the winged Devil perches on her pillar holding a flaming torch, an indicator of black magic and destruction. The pentagram between her brows is inverted, showing that humans’ places in the universe are here reversed. From a ring in her pedestal, chains connect two lovers; their clasped hands indicate that much of bondage is optional.

Incorporating aspects of all suits, the Devil portends illness, bondage to the material, violence, revolution, and force and indicates the domination of matter over spirit.

Ramona Szczerba ©2011 Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to any reproduction rights – image cannot be reproduced without my express written permission. Thanks!

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tarot, occult, art nouveau, major arcana, devil, lesbian, wicca, gargoyle, magic

When Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a, Winona Cookie) is not being a psychologist in private practice in San Diego,she enjoys creating whimsical children’s illustrations in watercolor, but also loves working with collage and assemblage. Her artwork and short stories have appeared in several publications including The Steampunk Bible and can be seen at www.winonacookieillustration.com. Originals available – check www.winonacookie.etsy.com for availability.
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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    fantastic art work. great figures and characters.

  • jwalrave
    jwalraveover 2 years ago

    Excellentiece!

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