Roman Cieslewicz. Ksiadz Marek (Friar Marek) (Poster for production of the 1843 drama by Juliusz Slowacki). 1963

Roman Cieslewicz Ksiadz Marek (Friar Marek) (Poster for production of the 1843 drama by Juliusz Slowacki) 1963

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"It was my dream to make public pictures that could be seen by as many people as possible," Cies´lewicz said. "Hence the top importance of the poster—the street picture." At a time when the dictates of Socialist Realism conventionalized the human figure and required a relentlessly optimistic image of the future, posters for theater and film were able to adopt a more abstract and psychological approach.

Gallery label from Polish Posters 1945–89, May 6–November 30, 2009.
Offset lithograph
33 5/8 x 23 3/4" (85.4 x 60.3 cm)
Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw
W.Z. Graf.
Gift of the designer
Object number
© 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Architecture and Design

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