Brazil and Georgia launched a joint stamp issue focusing on the paintings "Woodcutter", by Brazilian artist Antonio Rafael Pinto Bandeira, and "Fisherman in a Red Shirt", by Georgian Niko Pirosmani. Contemporaneous painters, born on the second half of the XIX century, they present different styles and technique in their work, which represent the character and the soul of their respective countries. Photography and graphic computing techniques were used.
"Woodcutter" is the work of Antonio Rafael Pinto Bandeira, professor on the second half of the 19th century, better known for his landscapes and marine paintings. The referred work, oil over canvas with the dimensions 86,4x67,2 cm, dated 1890, was donated by family members to the Antonio Parreiras Museum - MAP. For MAP it is a great satisfaction to have one of its works of art reproduced in a postal stamp, divulging the Brazilian Art in this philatelic issue that represents national culture.
"Fisherman in a Red Shirt" is the work of Georgia artist Niko Pirosmani, self-taught painter, creator of unique style and technique, inserted in the European and Russian vanguard at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. This frame, (oil over canvas; size 111x90 cm, dated 1908) – is one of his best known works in the world, and is displayed at the Georgia National Museum, in Tbilisi.