This October sees the opening at the Museo del Prado of the first exhibition in Spain devoted to the work of Édouard Manet (1832-1883). The exhibition, entitled Manet at the Prado, has been made possible through the sponsorship of the Fundación Winterthur, and will feature 110 of the greatest works by this French painter (58 paintings, 30 prints and 22 drawings).
Many people begin learning the Tarot using a deck such as the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck with pictorial images on both the Major and Minor arcana. These images can help spark an intuitive approach to the cards, which can then be supplemented with reference to the many excellent introductory Tarot books now on the market. However, the Court Cards (Page, Knight, Queen & King of Cups, Pentacles, Swords & Wands) seem to be a difficult area for beginners. Some people find that the images simply do not speak to them as the others do. A useful way to get around this is to follow these three steps: