ART ON STAMPS - STAMPS AS ART
Among all the motives, which can be found on stamps, there are some presenting art. With today's possibilities it is fairly easy to transform and reproduce images, but it isn't very long since one had to see an engraver, who could make the painting finding place on a stamp. That work had to be done with a magnifyer and an engraver's needle and just one bad marking would ruin all of the work. To produce a stamp was as much a piece of art, as anything else.
Click on a thumbnail to see the real image and for a short biography of the painter.
Allow me to start with showing some paintings in large format, which easily have found room on a stamp, even if some of them only show parts of the original painting:
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