«Les métamorphoses du jour » Tarot has original artwork based on drawings by French artist, J. J. Grandville. The droll, сomical, detailed cards are based on the Rider-Waite pattern and feature fantastical human-like animals. Today, there are several tarot decks based on the illustrations of this famous artist, but despite this, each compiler of these decks sees his own, different from the others in the characters of J.J. Grandville.
These drawings are remarkable for the extraordinary skill with which human characteristics are represented in animal facial features. Though the designs of Grandville are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by the delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. All characters in this deck are animals. But it is so surprising that in sheep, birds, and crocodiles we recognize familiar people. Cards are unusually characteristic; they outline the types of human personalities, life stories, and scenarios of relationships.
The use of this deck is multifaceted. With its help, you can look at the situation as if from the outside and see it without embellishment. Cards perfectly show the professional preferences and talents of a person, describe inclinations and quirks. Cards can help to understand the psychological intricacies of the human soul and answer the question – Who am I.
The deck consists of 78 cards. Cards with a protective coating on both sides. Guidebook in PDF format.