Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sunday stamps

For the theme of 'folk art' I have two stamps which compared with the stamps I usually show, are quite recent in date.  Firstly a Canadian stamp issued in 1996, showing a sculpture, 'The spirit of Haida Gwaii'.


Next this 1987 stamp from Nicaragua commemorating the '5th centenary of the meeting of the two worlds' which refers (I think) to the discovery of America.


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12 comments:

  1. I think conquest would be the word for the second stamp, there seems to be a lot of killing going on from Spanish conquistadors on horseback. Having said that I like it, reminds me of European medieval paintings.

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  2. The Nicaragua stamp looks rather bloodthirsty. The two worlds obviously clashed.

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  3. I find them both beautiful in very different ways.

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  4. Both stamps are interesting, and not what you usually share, it is true. the Nic. stamps does appear rather busy in design. thank you for participating!

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  5. Two stamps are beautiful (leave along the theme).

    The fact is that on the second stamp they didn't write "discovery"nor "clash" nor "conquest". They wrote "encuentro" (='meeting').

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  6. love the Nicaraguan stamp...there may be too many details, but the colours are just so beautiful!

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  7. For some reason the Nicaraguan stamp reminds me of the classic painting "Garden of Earthly Delights" Surrealistic.

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  8. i was hoping to see an example of latin american folk painting :)

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  9. I love that Canadian boat!
    Concerning the Nicaraguan stamp, I think it too 'bloody', too. I've been to Nicaragua many years ago, and have seen beautiful Nicaraguan paintings (or 'naive art', without -t-!) , and also murals at that time, which were more peaceful. For instance showing landscapes, agriculture, the volcano. I must say I prefer those more peaceful ones, but the style and bright colours are similar to these on the stamp.

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  10. Love that first stamp! Very cool design!

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  11. I thought Bill Reid's Haida Gwaii canoe sculpture looked familiar -- I remember seeing a casting of it in the Vancouver BC airport (around here we have to specify BC to avoid confusion with Vancouver, Washington).

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  12. Both stamps show a great piece of art.so hard to choose a favorite.
    Willa @ Postage Journal: My Sunday Stamp:Folk Art

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