Today, the rose is considered to be the symbol of love and passion, suffering or jealousy.
The beauty and perfume of the roses inspired both writers and painters.
Romfilatelia proposes to collectors a new postage stamps issue dedicated to this noble flower, entitled Roses in painting.
The stamp with the face value of lei 1.00 illustrates the painting Trandafiri (Roses), made by Nicolae Grigorescu. Nicolae Grigorescu (1838 - 1907) is considered to be the great master of the Romanian painting, who combined the realism of Barbizon School and the impressionism in his paintings. Most of his paintings are focused on rustic topics, peasant portraits, carts with oxen and Romanian landscapes.
On the stamp with the face value of lei 3.60 is reproduced the painting Trandafiri (Roses), by Theodor Aman (1831 - 1891). His paintings representing historical scenes, landscapes, portraits or still natures depict the stylistic talent of a painter of European value. He is also considered to be one of the first Romanian engravers who used the aqua-forte technique.
The stamp with the face value of lei 4.50 presents the painting Trandafiri (Roses), made by Stefan Luchian (1868 - 1916). His paintings render the splendor of the Romanian landscapes made with an unmatched mastery, thus demonstrating his infinite passion for the nature.
The stamp with the face value of lei 14.50 illustrates the painting Trandafirii (The Roses), byIon Andreescu (1850 - 1882). He left to the world wonderful sceneries, pastels and still natures made inFrance, as well as in Romania.