LA BARAJA

This version of the Spanish deck, (still in process) is actually a polyptych of 40 pieces. The division into four families (Oros, Copas, Espadas, Bastos) is maintained and structures the whole set in the medieval estates of commerce, clergy, nobility and servitude. Also, each piece represents a card number through the number of figures represented. The game, El Tute (from Italian, Tutti, All), is the one that gives the value to the cards.

In this way, the relationship between the value of the card, its place in the set, the ethology of the animal, the composition and the context, become intrinsic, giving a unique meaning to each piece.

The Deck is an allegory of our time, which does not differ so much from the past.

 

baraja-completaLa Baraja. 16x22cm. (40 pieces). Several techniques.

As de Oros. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.As de Oros. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.

"Tres de Copas".16x22cm. Oil on panel.Tres de Copas. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.

Siete de Copas. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.Siete de Copas. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.

Sota de Espadas, 16x22cm, Técnica mixta sobre tablaSota de Espadas. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.

"Rey de Espadas". 16x22cm. Oil on panel.Rey de Espadas. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.

Cinco de Bastos.16x22cm. Oil on panel.Cinco de Bastos. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.

Caballo de Bastos, 16x22cm, Técnica mixta sobre tablaCaballo de Bastos. 16x22cm. Oil on panel.