"Golden Rider Tarot, Rare Gouache By François Tapernoux, Study For The "golden Rider Tarot"GOLDEN RIDER TAROT, RARE GOUACHE OF François TAPERNOUX dated and signed, Study for the "Golden Rider Tarot". Signed lower right with a dedication "A gabrielle" bottom left. Original framing and underglass with signature on the back of the protective cardboard and the mentions: 885, Gouache - 1989 - Geneva 5 rue des Deux Ponts. François TAPERNOUX Swiss painter (1928 - 2016) became known in Zurich at the age of 17 with a poster, awarded for the contest "The Swiss youth creates the Persil call". Many works have been realized, awarded and he is best known for the creation of a Tarot game, the "Golden Rider Tarot" or "Tarot Rider gilded" or "Tarot gilded with oil painting" (based on the Tarot de Marseille). François Tapernoux, creator of this game, lived in the Jura in Switzerland. It was there, in a country environment full of strength and depth, that he found his inspiration and that his main ideas were born. For years he meditated on the aesthetic aspects of the Rider Tarot and on the meaning of his drawings, living inside the contents of each card and gradually creating the imaged Tarot cycle of Oil Painting. He kept the scenes and basic symbols of the Rider-Waite, but he removed some of the details and replaced it with rays of bright and luminescent colors. The copper color is present on many cards and is also used as a border. Tapernoux has worked for many years to perfect his vision of the Golden Rider in the hope that images transmit their messages through direct experience. Passing first through many stages and interpretations, he finally arrived at a final version. The present gouache on paper is one of the studies not adopted carried out during the years preceding the final version, one finds there the predominance of copper color as well as on the edge. Dimensions of the frame: 11 x 7.09 in / 28 x 18 cm Dimension Gouache: 8,66 x 4,74 in / 22 x 12 cm EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENT for fans of this legendary tarot divinatory game.