Visual Art on Postal Stamps - The Best from Greece
Posted on: 10/Feb/2010
New Collection to be released on the 11th of February 2010. Among philatelists the visual arts are a favourite theme for postal services all over the world, and the Greek Postal Service has paid a tribute to art, with a landmark collection of stamps issued in 1977.
Now, a new collection is about to be released (February 11), for which six works by acclaimed artists of the 20th century have been chosen:
the "Multiple Portrait" (1968) by Giannis Gaitis (1923-1984);
"Orpheus, Mercury and Eurydice," (1949) by Nikos Engonopoulos (1907-1985);
"Erotic" (1982), by Yannis Moralis (1916-2009) (article photo)
"Sailor Sitting at a Table" (1980) by Yannis Tsarouchis (1910-1989)
"Lattice windows" (1956), by Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghika (1906-1994);
and "The Drawing" (1938) by Diamantis Diamantopoulos (1914-1995).
Secretariat General for Information: About Greece- The Visual Arts & Links Library: Culture & Heritage & Athens- Contemporary Art Map: www.athensartmap.net
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