Both of these art stamps have a gold foil border, which looks elegant... until it gets all scratched. This series was started in 1988 and with each successive year a new stamp featuring Masterpieces of Art being issued.
first is by Jean Phillipe Dallaire (1916-1965) called "Coq Licorne" Unicorn Rooster issued 1999 from his 1954 painting He is best known for his festive paintings populated by strange and macabre people. In his work, the real and the imaginary intermingle in a world of form and colour. (credit National Gallery of Canada)
next is by Alex Colville (1920-2013), Church and Horse, issued 2002 from his 1964 painting.Drawing his inspiration from the world around him, from the most repetitive gestures of everyday life, he placed his unsettling juxtapositions of figures, objects and animals in an ambiguous atmosphere of disquieting tranquillity, as though time were suspended. His compositions are rigorously constructed according to a precise geometry and executed with a technique that consists of minuscule dabs of paint applied meticulously dot by dot. (credit National Gallery of Canada)
For Viridian's last Sunday Stamps
join us next week at See it on a Postcard for another round of Sunday Stamps