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Icelandic Issued Stamps in Art VIII Series

For most of the 1950s, geometric abstraction had a strong appeal to those Icelandic artists who thought of themselves as progressives. To the public at large and most conservative cultural arbiters it was a largely alien concept, but it enjoyed … Continue reading

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Iceland Issued Stamps on Icelandic Post-war Geometric Abstraction Art

Geometric abstraction, which shook the foundations of Icelandic art during the 1950s,is undoubtedly a watershed in the country’s short history of modern art. For the first time a substantial group of Icelandic artists came together under the banner of a … Continue reading

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Icelandic Art V Stamp Issue

From 1915 to 1930, the population of Reykjavik doubled, going from 14.000 to 28.000. For the most part this was due to the migration of people from the country to Iceland’s capital city. At the same time the per capita … Continue reading

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New Stamps of Iceland

100 Years of Newspaper Morgunblaðið Iceland Post issued a stamp to commemorate the centennial of the Morgunblaðið newspaper.The first issue of the newspaper Morgunblaðið was published 2 November 1913 and was 8 pages in size. The founder of Morgunblaðið was … Continue reading

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Iceland:New Graphic Design Stamps

Iceland’s  fourth stamp series has released on contemporary Icelandic design  and is dedicated to graphic design. The motifs are the work of four young graphic artists Sigurdur Oddsson, Ragnar Freyr Palsson, Ran Flygenring and Sigurdur Eggertsson.Sigurdur Oddsson became acquainted with … Continue reading

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New Stamps of Iceland

Icelandic Contemporary Design IV – Graphic Design The fourth stamp series on contemporary Icelandic design is dedicated to graphic design. The motifs are the work of four young graphic artists.Sigurdur Oddsson was born in 1985 and grew up mostly in … Continue reading

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Icelandic Art on Stamps

Paintings by Guðmundur Thorsteinsson (Muggur) (1891-1924), Kristín Jónsdóttir (1888-1959) and Júlíana Sveinsdóttir (1889-1966) as well as a sculpture by the sculptor Nína Sæmundsson (1892-1965)  are the motifs of the Icelandic art stamps this year. Works by Guðmundur are characterized by a gentle sense of humour and … Continue reading

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