Kalkus, M.

1984 Original Polish Jazz poster, Umbria Jazz '84 alla polacca

$150.00
  • 1984 Original Polish Jazz poster, Umbria Jazz '84 alla polacca

Kalkus, M.

1984 Original Polish Jazz poster, Umbria Jazz '84 alla polacca

$150.00

Date: 1984
Size: 35.5 x 25 inches

About the Poster:  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 Polish Jazz: "Polish Jazz is approaching its 100th anniversary. What makes the history of Polish Jazz so unique is its role in the quest for democracy and political freedom during the communist period and its being deeply rooted in Polish traditional culture. In the 20th century, jazz was in the avant-garde of democratic processes in Poland and was strongly linked with all genres of art that struggled for artistic independence. The difficult circumstances of the communist period and the need to redefine its position after the political transformation left no space for stagnation." (From a Foreign's Guide to Polish Jazz, culture.pl)

Poster is in excellent condition. From a private collection, ready to frame.