January 2, 2014

0935 TAIWAN - Dome of Light in Kaohsiung City

Situated in Kaohsiung City, at the metro transfer station for the Red Line and Orange Line (Formosa Boulevard Station), the Dome of Light was created by renowned Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata, and is the world's largest public art installation made from individual pieces of colored glass. It has 30m in diameter and covers an area of 660 square metres, being made up of 4,500 glass panels. The dome tells the story of human life in four chronologically arranged themes: Water: The Womb of Life; Earth: Prosperity and Growth; Light: The Creative Spirit; and Fire: Destruction and Rebirth, with an overall message of love and tolerance.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of a series of personal greeting stamps named Classic Artifacts from the National Palace Museum, and issued on November 22, 2013:
• Bowl with orchid and rocks in yellow ground of falangcai painted enamels, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign 1723-1735 (5 TWD)
• Washer with two-fish design in relief, Longquan ware, Southern Song to Yuan dynasties, 13th-14th century (5 TWD)
• Lidder jar with dragon in doucai polychrome, Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign 1465-1487 (5 TWD)
• Pillow in the shape of a recumbent child with white glaze, Ding ware, 11th - 12th century (5 TWD)
• Fish-creature flower holder, Ming dynasty (5 TWD)
• Covered box with floral decoration in purple ground and fencai enamels, Qing dynasty, Guangxu reign, 1874-1908 (5 TWD)
• Jadeite cabbage with insects, Qing dynasty (12 TWD)
• Lotus-shaped warming bowl in light bluish-green glaze, Ru ware, late 11th - early 12th century (12 TWD)
• Meat-shaped stone, Qing dynasty (12 TWD) - it's on the postcard
• Mao-gong Ding, late Western Zhou dynasty (12 TWD)

Dome of Light - Taiwan, the heart of Asia
Def.140 Personal Greeting Stamps – Classic Artifacts from the National Palace Museum - Chunghwa Post official website

sender: Yuling / yulingjuly (postcrossing)
sent from Kaohsiung (Taiwan), on 23.12.2013

No comments:

Post a Comment