France issued a stamp on A Durer (1471-1528) on 09 Jun 1980. Durer was a painter and the stamp features his self-portrait. The stamp was issued with a vinette promoting PHILEXFRANCE 1982 -International Stamp Exhibition.
Spain issued a stamp on 100th Birth Anniversary of Pablo Ruiz Picasso on 27 Mar 1981. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish Painter, Sculptor, Poet & Playwiter who spent his adult life in France. He is regarded as the most influential artists of the 20th Century.
The 100 Pta stamp features a Painting “Homenaje a Picasso” by Joan Miro (1893-1983 ). Joan Miro was a Spanish Painter and Sculptor born in Barcelona. It is believed that Picasso was a mentor to Joan Miro and they met through their mothers who were friends. Joan Miro painted Star or Homage in 1966 and signed it on the day Picasso died in 1973.
Germany has issued a stamp of 85c to mark 700th Anniversary of Moyland Castle. This moated castle is located in Bedberg-Hau in the district of Kieve. It derives its name from a Dutch word Mooiland meaning “Beautiful Country”. It is also considered one of the most important neo-Gothic buildings. The building now is primarily a museum exhibiting the largest collection of works of artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986).