Introducing the Contemporary Art of Lithuania to the World. One special artistic stamp released by Lithuania Post

November 19th, 2016

Lithuania Post continues to issue postage stamps from the series “Contemporary Art of Lithuania”.

This particular item that is glad to introduce to our readers’ attention represents graphic art and creation of a graphic artist of Lithuania Petras Repšys. Let’s appreciate the originality of this interesting stamp in this philatelic piece of news.

“The stamp is one of the best ways to present the art, culture, and most famous artists of the country to the world. Creation of the designer Juozas Statkevičius has already been memorialized in the continuous series of postage stamps “Contemporary Art of Lithuania”.

This time we present a well-known graphic artist – painter Mr. Repšys and his pieces of art. A postage stamp is also considered as a graphic genre, therefore, a work of art memorialized in the stamp perfectly represents the graphic art,” Head of Corporate Affairs Department of Lithuania Post Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said.
Graphics is a branch of visual art, and it includes drawings, prints, illustrations of books and periodicals, caricatures, postage stamps, etc. Lithuania has been popularized around the world by works of a graphic artist, illustrator, creator of medals, ex-libris, and frescoes Petras Repšys (1940).

The artist’s works have been evaluated by several tens of various awards. According to art critics, Mr. Repšys has brought art closer to science by visual interpretation of Lithuanian culture history, using primary sources, discussing with experts in various fields during the creative process, so that he could be considered as the first multidisciplinary creator in the country.

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