Bulgaria, 5 стотинки 1986

Bulgaria, 5 стотинки 1986


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: BB02-0302
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Bulgaria, 5 стотинки 1986
Country or State: Bulgaria
Year: 23.12.1986
Period: Bulgarian Communist Party
Head of State/Ruler: Todor Hristov Zhivkov
Reign: March 4, 1954 – November 10, 1989
Face Value: 5 стотинки (5 Bulgarian Stotinka)
Subject/Theme: PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN, HALF-LENGTH, HOLDING UP A TRAY OF FRUIT (Artwork by Tiziano Vecellio)
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Edge: comb 14
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Dimensions (B x H): 33 x 55 mm
Release: 3,620,000
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Other Catalog Number: Yvert et Tellier BG 3056
Michel BG 3530
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (Unc), stamped
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), generally known as Tiziano, and in English as Titian, was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno (in Veneto), in the Republic of Venice. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, taken from the place of his birth.

Recognized by his contemporaries as "The Sun Amidst Small Stars" (recalling the famous final line of Dante's Paradiso), Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits, landscape backgrounds, and mythological and religious subjects. His painting methods, particularly in the application and use of color, would exercise a profound influence not only on painters of the Italian Renaissance, but on future generations of Western art.

During the course of his long life, Titian's artistic manner changed drastically but he retained a lifelong interest in color. Although his mature works may not contain the vivid, luminous tints of his early pieces, their loose brushwork and subtlety of tone are without precedent in the history of Western art.