Friday, September 28, 2007

Stamp of the Day: Vikings again!

A Swedish stamp depicting the travels of the vikings,
with artwork obviously inspired from medieval art.


EH said...

I think these stamps are inspired by the excavations on the island Birka in Lake Malar. (Mälaren alltså).

They think Birka, which was an viking village, sort of a trading centre, looked a lot like this with small wooden houses and the ships at the beach.

O.K. said...

Yes, it has that weird perspective one often can see in medieval art. :)

LS said...

Yes, isn't it a weird perspective. The horizon is like you are very low to the ground, but the foreground is like you are above the boat in the sky - very interesting... a camera can never get that kind of perspective I think.

O.K. said...

Why not? Climb up a mast with a wide angle lens on the camera. Tilt-shift helps too.

Medieval art has often weird proportions of human bodies too.