Klimowski, Andrzej

1980 Original Polish Theatre Poster, Biesy (Demons)

$150.00
  • 1980 Original Polish Theatre Poster, Biesy (Demons)

Klimowski, Andrzej

1980 Original Polish Theatre Poster, Biesy (Demons)

$150.00

Date:  1980
Size:  22.75 x 33.5 inches
Artist: Klimowski, Andrzej

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 poster: This poster, for a production of the Dostoevsky play which in English is called Demons, was created by Andrzej Klimowski. Demons, sometimes also called The Possessed or The Devils is a novel by Fyodor Dostevesky which was first published in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1871–2. Demons is a social and political satire, a psychological drama, and large scale tragedy. It has been called Dostoevsky's "greatest onslaught on Nihilism", and "one of humanity's most impressive achievements—perhaps even its supreme achievement—in the art of prose fiction."

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