Chrul, Irena

1982 Original Polish Theatre Poster, Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)

$150.00
  • 1982 Original Polish Theatre Poster, Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)

Chrul, Irena

1982 Original Polish Theatre Poster, Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)

$150.00

Date:  1982
Size:  26.5 x 38 inches
Artist: Chrul, Irena

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 Beckett play Waiting for Godot, was created by Irene Chrul. The play has been called the "most significant English language play of the 20th century" and is said to have been written as an allegory to the Cold War, or of the French Resistance to the Germans. Other philosophical, existential interpretations hold that there are certain fundamental questions that all human beings must come to terms with if they are to take their subjective existences seriously and with intrinsic value. The play may be seen to touch on these issues.

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