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Arta Monday: Cartographer

Welcome to my newest art series! This series will consist of me looking at one piece of art at a time, each Monday.

To start off the series we have Cartographer by Donato Giancola.

Cartographer by Donato Giancola

This illustration was done for Magic: the Gathering about 20 years ago now, but it still looks fresh and interesting. The eponymous character is surrounded by her maps and looking past the viewer, as though she was just interrupted.

In the background is a globe and a large framed wall map, while closest to us we see tantalising glimpses of more recent work, and maps still to be completed.

4 comments on “Arta Monday: Cartographer

  1. Kuribo
    January 5, 2021

    That art channels the great painting masters of old! Any chance you know what set it came out in? I feel like maybe I own that card as it looks familiar. Its a shame my Magic cards are in the house I grew up in or I’d rummage through my collection!

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    • davekay
      January 5, 2021

      Yes, it is a common card from the Odyssey set, so after Invasion and before Onslaught.

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      • Kuribo
        January 6, 2021

        I’m pretty sure that I was collecting cards during those releases and since it is a common as well, I think chances are good that I do own this one! Thank you for the nostalgia 🙂

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      • davekay
        January 6, 2021

        You’re welcome!

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