On February 21, a postal card with an original stamp “200th birth anniversary of T.G. Shevchenko (1814-1861), poet and artist” will be released into circulation

Taras Grigorievich Shevchenko (1814–1861) — a poet and writer, an artist. Academician of the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts (1860). T.G. Shevchenko’s works have been translated into many world languages.

The literary and political views of T.G. Shevchenko were influenced by the works of A.S. Pushkin, M.Yu. Lermontov, V.G. Belinsky. “Kobzar” (The Poet), the first collection of poetry by T.G. Shevchenko was published in 1840 in St. Petersburg. It started a new era in the history of the Ukrainian literature. In its “Kobzar” the poet reflected the holy shrines of Kiev, the life in Zaporozhye steppe, and the idyll of the Ukrainian peasant life.

The works written in 1857-1861 are the pinnacle of T.G. Shevchenko’s poetry. The most outstanding achievements of this period include the poem “Neofity” (The Neophytes) (1857), “Yurodiviy” (The Simpleton) (1857), “Maria” (1859).

The postal card with the original stamp depicts a portrait of T.G. Shevchenko and the covers of the editions “Kobzar” (1840), “Haydamaky” (1841), “Psalmi Davidovi” (1860), and the “Osnova” magazine (1860) from the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko.

Design: R. Komsa.
Face value: letter ‘В’.
Circulation: 15 thousand copies

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