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Walter Wegmüller's The Tower: the all-seeing eye of providence

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The Swiss painter is known for creating a set of tarot cards, with the Tower seen as a sign of disaster The late Walter Wegmüller's version of The Tower, from his 1982 Neuzeit Tarot, gives a trippy spin on the card denoting destruction and sudden change. The all-seeing eye of providence - and dollar bill iconography - shoots lightning down on a tower-cum-hungry monster. Its exposed brains are a grey metropolis of whirring cogs, high-rises with outsized TV antennae and polluting factory chimneys. The base is a heap of eggs, the age-old symbol of rebirth. The red tongue recalls the Rolling...
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