“THE FOOL” or “Le Mat,” and “Il Matto”

The Fool is titled Le Mat in the Tarot of Marseilles, and Il Matto in most Italian language tarot decks. These archaic words mean “the madman” or “the beggar”, and may be related to the word for ‘checkmate’ in relation to the original use of tarot cards for gaming purposes. In the Rider-Waite Tarot deck and other esoteric decks made for cartomancy, the Fool is shown as a young man, walking unknowingly toward the brink of a precipice. In the Rider-Waite deck, he is also portrayed as having with him a small dog. The Fool holds a white rose (a symbol of freedom from baser desires) in one hand, and in the other a small bundle of possessions, representing untapped collective knowledge. Traditionally, the Major Arcana in tarot cards are numbered with Roman numerals. The Fool is numbered with the zero, one of the Arabic numerals

This was one of my first #nft’s, minted on .ethereum on on August 4th, 2020. It is an authentic .png based on a commissioned illustration for a high-profile political-pundit who was going to use it for his book. The project fell through, and I retained all rights to my original illustration. By purchasing this .png, you will own one of ten #NFT’s that I will be releasing on #blockchainartexchange. All proceeds from this art sale will go directly back into purchasing more #crypto. This piece will only be available for 1 year. Anything not sold in 1yr will be burned off. It is

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THE FOOL Tarot Illustration



This is an original black and white illustration by Aaron Gombar. It was originally drawn with micron pen and ink on Bristol board, and then touched up on procreate.



Aaron Gombar is a Cartoonist/Illustrator/Crypto-Enthusiast/Bon-Vivant and Purveyor of Savoire Vivre from Denver, CO currently Living and Working on the East Coast of the USA with his beautiful, and amazing girlfriend, their two dogs, and raging coffee habits.