Saturday, March 24, 2012

More Passion stamps

Spanish stamp from 1979 depicting the Last Supper

I showed you a few weeks ago some stamps that reflect Holy Week and the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus. Various countries have issued stamps over the years using well-known paintings depicting the holiest of weeks. Paintings of course provide thousands of opportunities to showcase artistic representations of the last few days of Christ. Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Roger van der Weyden, Rembrandt and so many others have put on canvas their impression of the sufferings of Christ. The stamps are a meditation in themselves and offer a great source of comfort for many people, especially when used during Lent and Holy Week, just like a Christmas stamp has a definitive effect when used in the Christmas season, especially when sending Christmas cards to family and friends.
Another Spanish stamp of Jesus carrying the cross by El Greco
Grunewald's Crucifixion in a 1977 stamp of Cameroon
The famous cross that spoke to St Francis of Assisi, painted by Cimabue

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