Christian Tagliavini's Cards Feature Human Models

Christain Tagliavini’s ‘Card’ series features human models recreating old-fashioned playing cards. The intricate, vintage-looking cards are made out of textiles and paper. The models sport theatrical stage makeup to emulate the characters on the original cards. All the typical characters are represented and re-imagined – for instance, there’s a pensive looking joker, a solemn looking knight, and regal royal queens.

The result is a surreal and imaginative art project. Tagliavini is no stranger to exploring different time periods – previously, he worked on a renaissance-inspired photo series. Tagliavini clearly has a special appreciation for the past – but he’s not afraid to innovate and modernize it through his art. Any art lover or card-playing pro will enjoy this inventive series.