350th Anniversary of the Greek painter Theotokopulos, better known
as El Greco.The Disrobing of Christ
Scott 813 Michel 870 1965
When I compare the stamp with the pic of the actual
painting I think of it as a piece of art depicting
a masterpiece of art.
If this stamp were printed in multicolour photogravure
be just basically a mirror image of the real painting whereas
this offset/litho stamp interprets it in its own unique way.
The design on most stamps in recent years is just a
photo image of whatever, stuck on a stamp.
Boring, boring. Maybe that's another reason for the lack
of interest in stamp collecting.
Why would you even notice what's on a stamp if its just like
any of the other millions of photo images you see everywhere
all the time.
100th Anniversary of the Cretan revolt against Turkish Rule
Scott 852 Michel 907 1966
Look at expression on this Cretan chieftains head and his beard.
All done with only a few lines.