The Devil

I’ve been chatting with my friend Sean Sobczak (he makes those beautiful light sculptures) about posing for the Devil card, one of the most dramatic in the deck. Clearly intended as a warning against enslavement to vice of all kinds, the Devil is a tricky one to shoot, but I think it will be really fun to get it right. Here are three versions of the card from the Marseilles deck, the Etteilla and the Waite deck. Very dramatic!

There are some interesting problems to resolve – hermaphrodite, animal legs, wings, chained male and female figures. Sean says he’s up for the challenge…


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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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1 Response to The Devil

  1. You’ve seen the Crowley deck’s Devil, of course, if you want to avoid the human altogether. (The card of his that I particularly love, however, is Death — something about the design really appeals to my eye.)

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