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1963 Original Polish Opera Poster, Wescta Wdowka (The Merry Widow)

$75.00
  • 1963 Original Polish Opera Poster, Wescta Wdowka (The Merry Widow)

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1963 Original Polish Opera Poster, Wescta Wdowka (The Merry Widow)

$75.00

Date:  1963
Size:  26 x 36 inches

About Polish Posters:  Beginning in the 1950s and through the 1980s, the Polish School of Posters combined the aesthetics of painting with the succinctness and simple metaphor of the poster. It developed characteristics such as painterly gesture, linear quality, and vibrant colors, as well as a sense of individual personality, humor, and fantasy. It was in this way that the polish poster was able to make the distinction between designer and artist less apparent. 

About the opera: The Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) is an operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehar. It tells the story of a rich widow who's countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband to remarry. The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna and continues to be frequently revived and recorded.

 

Overall excellent condition. From a private collection, ready be framed.