BIEDERMEIER TAROT BY PIATNIK
B I E D E R M E I E R
The Biedermeier Tarot was born from the so-called Biedermeier period (1812 – 1848), which marks the beginning of industrialisation and the re-discovery of ancient Greece. The admiration of Greek sculpture, Greek pottery, as well as Greek paintings, architecture, the foundation for Roman architecture. However, a high proportion of Greek sculptures and other works are only known to us through Roman-made copies, while Roman buildings have also significantly outlived Greek structures. To know Roman art is therefore to know Greek art. The Biedermeier period flowing into the Art Deco times, acknowledging Greek art and culture to be superior, which slowly lead to the idea of the European Super Man.