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
© 2023 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Architecture and Design

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