This year, on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of Nicolae Grigorescu's birth and the 145th anniversary of Stefan Luchian's birth, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamps issue entitled Art - Anniversaries, Commemorations as homage paid to these artistic personalities.
Stefan Luchian (1868 - 1916) is known as the plastic painter of flowers; on his paintings he concentrated all his passion for nature, life and beauty. On the postage stamp with the face value of 4.50 lei, is illustrated the painting "Autoportret" (Self-portrait), a simple composition reflecting the ill tormented soul of the artist presented here as a creator. Luchian's "Flowers" on the border of the souvenir sheet have that solemn simplicity that makes them great masterpieces.
Nicolae Grigorescu (1838 - 1907) is one of the first founders of the Romanian modern painting. On the postage stamp with the face value of 9.10 lei, is illustrated the painting "Autoportret" (Self-portrait), an artwork from the artist