Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius who graced this world with his presence from April 15,1452 to May 2, 1519. He is among the most influential artists in history, having left a significant legacy not only in the realm of art but in science as well, each discipline informing his mastery of the other. Da Vinci lived in a golden age of creativity among such contemporaries as Raphael and Michelangelo, and contributed his unique genius to virtually everything he touched. Like Athens in the age of Pericles, Renaissance Italy is a summit in human history. Today, no name better seems to symbolize Renaissance age than Leonardo da Vinci.
The most rare and difficult thing to happen to most of people is encountering Leonardo da Vinci’s work in person, but they shall be soon be seen in mail boxes. A run of stumps is being issued by UKs postal office, which will be featuring most of known drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death.
Operations and Celebrations of Museums across the world are being done to celebrate the art and legacy of the Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer. The Leonardo stamp edition is going to coincides with 12 exhibitions currently on view across the UK as part of the ambitious multi-institutional series of shows “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing.” Each drawing on the stamps aligns with a work on view at each of the 12 galleries.
The artworks on paper are part of the Majestic Collection, which has the largest and potentially most extremely beautiful and delicate handling of drawings by the artist in the world. The works are kept inside the Print Room at Windsor Castle. Only a dozen of them are traveling for the nationwide exhibition program, which launched on February 1st and is on view until May 6th 2019.
The idea of the stamps depict several well-known works, such as The skull sectioned (1489) and The head of Leda (1505–08), a study for his eventual painting of the myth of Leda, the queen of Sparta, which was the most valuable work in Leonardo’s estate when he died and was apparently destroyed around 1700. Other stamps show the artist’s studies of skeletons, joints, and cats.
"We are thrilled to be working with Royal Mail on this special 12-stamp set, which invites everyone to join the celebration of Leonardo and his work in 2019,” said Martin Clayton, head of prints and drawings at the Royal Collection Trust, in a statement.
This Stamps will keep the memory and legacy of the good works of genius Leonardo da Vinci, through this stamp ideas his works will live long enough and seen by generations.