Russia may as well be a synonym for poetry: Pushkin, Yesenin, Mayakovsky, Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Blok… Not all of them fall into the category great Russian soul. Vladimir Maykovsky, for instance, says in his epitaph for Sergei Esenin who commited suicide in the hotel Angleterre, writing his last poem with his own blood: “…maybe, if thereContinue reading “From Russia With Stamps”
The people behind the call Send me Your Light didn’t simply acknowledge our contribution. Anna Krieps sent us a thank-you note in the form of a photo collage. The number of the stamp says that this is mail art piece #567 in 2021! Now, that’s what you call industrious. A big hand for Anna.
We received a couple of his stamps from Thomas Brown. We especially like this one. It has a touch of DADA to it, don’t you think so.
Coming back to Vienna I found this drawing by Luís Filipe Gomes from Portugal who loves to listen to the music of Franz Schubert. You can see the colors of the Eb major Trio which was first performed in Schubert’s concert in the hall of the Vienna Musikverein on 26 March 1828.
Mikel Untzilla is a very active mail artist. He sent a combination of stamps that characterize the current year. (Let’s hope it will get better.) He maintains a facebook presence with art from all over the place.
Thomas Nemec, painter and printmaker, started the new year with art prints that he distributed among his friends. Nemec is an established artist and printmaker whose works have been shown in solo exhibitions in a dozen European countries. There is more information about Thomas Nemec in the German Wikipedia.