Technical Details

Date of Issue : 28th August 2008

Stamp Value :  30 sen, 50 sen, RM1

Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm (30 sen)

30mm x 40mm (50 sen)

35mm x 35mm (RM1)

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Perforation 14

Paper Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process Lithography

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Designer : National Art Gaallery

 

Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts

The National Art Gallery of Malaysia was formed in 1957. In a period of 50 years, it has collected an estimated 3,700 pieces of artworks. The treasures of national importance in its collection are artworks by some of Malaysia's most distinguished and renowned painters who pioneered and laid the foundation of what is known as modern art in the country. The works chosen here are based on themes that represent the figurative and landscape which is presented here in the styles of realism, expressionism and cubism.

Some of the most important works by local and foreign artists produced since the early 19th century until now are to be found in its

STAMPS

MNH Set of Stamps 3v

Price - USD1.10

Spirit of Ledang

Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts 2008 - Set of 3 Stamps

 

Artist: Syed Ahmad Jamal, Muar, Johor

Acrylic on Canvas

203 x 274 cm

 

 

Dato' Syed Ahmad Jamal received his early education in Johor and continued his tertiary education overseas. Many of his works addresses global issues as well as national ones related to the arts of the nation. The works here uses the legendary Mount Ledang as a point of reference to the glorious history of the empire of Malacca, the role of its king, the legendary Hang Tuah, the Princess of Mount Ledang and Tun Mamat.It also symbolised the rising spirit of the young generation as the new leaders of the country.

Fruits Season

Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts 2008

 

Artist: Chuah Thean Teng, Dato', Fujian, China

 

Batik

 

101 x 80.5 cm

 

Dato' Chuah Thean Teng was the artist who in 1950's elevated batik from textile to modern art by introducing figures and scenes of everyday life as its subject matter. His favorite subject matter is the everyday scenes of ordinary Malaysians going about their daily lives, especially in the rural areas.

The fruit season is a situation that is synonymous with our country that is rich with local fruits. Another favourite subject of the artist is women and children or more specifically mother and child themes like the one depicted here, where the bond between parent and child grows stronger by sharing fruits together. It is a message that drives home the need to not just develop the spirit of love and compassion between people buyt also extends to our natural environment.

Pago-Pago

Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts 2008Artist: Abdul Latiff Mohidin

Lenggeng, Negri Sembilan

 

Oil on Canvas

 

98 x 98 cm

 

A graduate from West Berlin, he presents a style that is known as German Expressionism but with ideas and forms inspired by arts of Oceanic tribes from the Pacific states found at the Berlin Museum of Anthropology and Oceanic Arts. Hiss effort to shape a unique artistic identity are clearly presented in this work, a biomorphic tropical landscape composed and stylised with floral forms that touch on cultural iconographies of the region.

 

FULL SHEETS STAMPS

(20v x 3 Full Sheets)

Price - USD15.90

 

 

First Day Cover

Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts 2008 - FDC

Price - USD1.60

   
 

FOLDER

Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts 2008 - Folder

Price USD5.90

 

Centenary of Scouting in Malaysia 2008

Royal Headgears

16th Sep 2008

Centenary of Scouting in Malaysia

 

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