Saturday, May 3, 2014

Paintings on Soviet Postage Stamps

This postcard above shows Paintings on Soviet Postage Stamps ( произведения живописи на советских почтовых марках ) from The State Tretyakov Gallery (государственная третьяковская галерея). Starting at top left, the stamps and paintings going clockwise are:
  • 1967 The Lace Maker by V. A. Tropinin (1823)
  • 1967 The Boyarynya Morozova by  V. I. Surikov (1887)
  • 1973 That Is Father's Dinner by A. G. Venitsianov by  (1824)
  • 1974 Port in the North by G. G. Nissky (1957)
  • 1974 Spring by O. M. Zardaryan (1956)

Here are two of those stamps affixed to postcards of the corresponding paintings. The first psinting is "The Boyarynia Morozova," a historical painting depicting a "boyarynia", or woman of high nobility, being dragged through the narrow streets of Moscow, after having started a rebellion against the ruling czars of Russia in 1671. (source)

This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. i love both paintings on the postcards, one for its realism and the other for the atmosphere..:)

  2. The Russians produce such a variety of wonderful art on their stamps. These postcards are a treat and agi sums it up perfectly.

  3. I appreciate the artwork more on the larger images. Isn't that the issue with some stamps? the space to work is so small, it helps to have artwork that will still 'project' so to speak, in that smaller space.
    thank you for joining in this week.

  4. Im seriously captivated by the USSR stamps posted neat, so rich in detail, just fabulous!

  5. more Russian artists I'd never heard of until now!


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