07 October 2012

Contemporary Nordic Art..



Date of Issue : 24 September  2012

Hi !

Here are to beautiful stamps from Faroe Islands featuring contemporary Nordic Art. The stamps are beautiful and sure to be liked by all art lovers  and those collecting stamps on ‘ Art Theme ’ The design of FDC and  First Day cancellation is very nice . The cancellation is excellent with motif of a man as featured on the first stamp  !!


The 13 kr. stamp shown above is entitled "Mr. Walker on the Faroe Island", and was created by the Swedish artist, Jan Hafstrom (b. 1937). The motif is a man turned half away from the viewer, disguised with a hat and a pair of dark sunglasses. The mystical man is "Mr. Walker", Jan Hafstrom's alter ego, who also shares a resemblance to his father, a travelling salesman who was often absent in his childhood. Hafstrom mostly saw his father from behind, as he ventured out into the world. In the summer of 2011, this "Walker" made it to the Faroe Islands during the "Cosmic Sleepwalker" exhibition at the Nordic House.


The motif by Edward Fuglo for the 21 kr. stamp is a bird egg - a recurring motif in his artistic work, which includes a range of media and sometimes also comes to expression in three dimensions. It is a giant bird egg that can be seen partly as a national symbol of bird hunting, which is so prevalent in the Faroe Islands, and partly as a symbol of fertility, nature and hope for the future. The large egg is carried by a monk in a cowl, who leads a procession of three other monks in cowls. Two of the monks are holding a burning torch so close to the egg that it has become red hot - perhaps to speed up the hatching? The last monk is holding a long stick in his hand. The monks' faces are completely covered and they seem mysterious and somehow uncanny.

From our Readers…


WTC stamp cancellation

Soon after the WTC tragedy of 9/11 , I had received a mail depicting the stamp of WTC with cancellation in the form of picture of plane and incidentally this was a unique thing ( on the background,needless to explain, of aircrafts hitting the WTC?) .Unique because the cancellation is placed in he MOST APT position ..

- Vijay Deshpande - Mumbai


Copy ofClipboard Picture2

A picture of   Postman’s Statue .This postman’s statue  is  at public park of   Dharmasthala  (Karnataka ) . May be  only one statue  of this kind  in the whole country  dedicated  to our most respectable  friend .

- Sanjiv Jain - Dehradun


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