|ID||Michel: 451-453 Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: CZ035.05 Category: pR|
|Author||Engraver Milos Ondracek, Vclav Fajt|
|Stamps in set||3|
|Value||22 CZK Works of art on postage
stamps - Adolf Kosarek
25 CZK Works of art on postage stamps - Zdenek Burian
26 CZK Works of art on postage stamps - Alois Kalvoda
|Size (width x height)||40 mm x 50 mm|
|Layout||3 Minis sheets 4 stamp each 2 x 2|
|Products||FDC x3 MS x3|
|Perforation||11 x 11|
|Print Technique||recess print from flat plate in yellow, blue, green, dark green and red|
|Printed by||Post Printing House|
|Issuing Authority||Czech Post|
On November 9th, Post authority of Czech Republic issued a set of 3 stamps "Works of art on postage stamps". One of the stamps shown Deinotherium,picture of famous Czech palaeo-artist Zdenek Burian.
1940, Charles University in Prague
Kosárek (1830-1859): Summer Landscape (detail), 1858, The
Prague Castle collections.
The outstanding Czech painter of landscapes A. Kosárek attended the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as a student of M. Haushofer. At the beginning he tried to express the contemporary type of an ideal romantic landscape but he gradually moved to realism based on a penetrating study of nature. Well known are his versions of the Landscape with a Bridge but he was attracted also with lonely and solitary lands. At the close of his short life he painted balladic pictures of the Czech landscape while arriving at a synthetic monumental form. The painting "Summer Landscape", whose detail is featured on the postage stamp, is an apposite expression of the summer atmosphere and life of the period.
Kalvoda (1875-1934): Osiky nearby Velké Nemcice, 1897,
The Moravian Gallery in Brno.
The Czech painter, graphic designer, illustrator, editor of the Dílo magazine A. Kalvoda attended the Academy in Prague as a student of J. Marák. However he soon began to deviate from his school of melancholic landscapes and moved to an emotional, impressionistic landscape of decorative character both in motif and colour. He painted simple motifs of the Czech land in broad brush-strokes and clear merry colour covering the momentary mood with a subtle feeling. His outstanding works are from the country round about Rohatec, Strážnice, Breclav. In 1932 he published his own edition of his book called "Memories". The postage stamp features an engraving of one of Kalvoda´s first works, "Osiky nearby Velké Nemcice".
Latest update 25.10.2017
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