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Van Gogh Flowers Rococo (Numbered Seal-Borderless) Playing Cards

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Description

Artistic Background

"Flowers in a Rococo Vase" was created in 1876, a highly representative work of post-Impressionist still life painting, currently held by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., USA. The author, French painter Cezanne, communicates artistic insights across time and space through playing cards. Cezanne is revered as the "father of modern art," and his works and ideas have influenced many artists and cultural movements in the field of aesthetics in the 20th century.

Exquisite Design

The design is centered around "Flowers in a Rococo Vase", featuring clusters of cymbidium orchids, irises, daisies, and large peonies flourishing with wild abandon. Flower branches extending outward resemble playful butterflies, exuding both elegance and adorable charm. The predominant soft blue color derived from the painting creates a sense of depth with its interplay of light and dark, exuding an overall elegant and magnificent style. The warm and romantic creamy texture of the color palette emanates a beauty that is both comfortable and non-aggressive.

Compared to other versions, the card faces have been redrawn, with 12 court cards copied from Cezanne's famous paintings; the two Jokers feature portraits of Cezanne himself; the Ace of Spades is a reinterpretation of the theme painting; and the decorative elements such as pips and indices are also derived from Cezanne's oil paintings.

Cardistry

The card backs maintain a consistent design with the back of the card box, seamlessly integrating the theme of the famous painting into the habits of card players. Full-color with no white borders, symmetrical on both sides, and with an imitation oil painting brushstroke texture, the cards exude sophistication.

Overall, the predominant blue color creates a tranquil and elegant atmosphere, evoking a gentle feeling. The harmonious pairing of low-saturation blue and pink colors, along with well-distributed flower branches, perfectly reproduces the art of flower arrangement in the oil painting. The vibrant and attractive pink peonies surrounded by blue floral motifs capture the attention of players. Two eucalyptus leaves stretching diagonally can form smooth color bands in card cutting, producing excellent effects.

Limited Edition

The new edition of "Flowers" is printed by USPCC, ensuring top-notch quality and tactile sensation in addition to artistic appreciation. Limited to 1000 decks, each comes with a unique numbered seal sticker, making it highly recommended for both cardistry and collecting enthusiasts.

Shipping

We stock over 500 decks in store but have over 2,000 on our webiste. Items display a dispatch time of either:

  • 1 day (item in store and will ship usually same day)
  • 3-7 days (item ordered in on our weekly order from our USA warehouse and ship from the UK as soon as they arrive.