A Postage Stamp Image
This picture is composed of approximately 2500 used postage stamps which are available in a huge range of colours and designs.. The stamp colours are not altered and post marks are still visible on close observation. This picture was created on quality deep edge canvas. It is not framed and should not be displayed in direct sunlight although all canvases are varnished twice and have a coat of U.V. protection.
The Badge originated in 1910 having a vertical split design of two halves. Each half represents a traditional symbol of Milan; on the left the cross of the municipality with the Visconti Serpent on the right. The snake eating a man (sometimes child) symbol is known as the ‘Biscione’, associated with the Visconti family of the 11th Century Milan. The family were also awarded later in the 13th century with a ‘Dukedom’
The badge was needed for the radiator of the newly developed car. Originally it was round in shape and made of brass. Lettering was white and consisted of Anomina Lombarda Fabbrica Automobill (ALFA) In 1915 the company was purchased by Nicola Romeo who converted the factory for military hardware and aircraft engines and in 1920 the company name changed to Alfa Romeo.
Dimensions92cm x 92cm x 4cm
- Stylised & cartoon and illustrative