Matek, W.

1987 Original Polish Poster, Angkor Exhibition, The Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw

$100.00
  • 1987 Original Polish Poster, Angkor Exhibition, The Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw

Matek, W.

1987 Original Polish Poster, Angkor Exhibition, The Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw

$100.00

Date:  1987
Size:  26 x 38 inches
Artist: Matek, W.

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 the exhibition: A photography exhibition about Angkor Wat, in Cambodia. Anghor is a temple complex and the largest religious monument in the worldIt was originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu in the early 12th century. The temple is a national symbol of Cambodia and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

About the museum: "The Asia and Pacific Museum was established in 1973 on the basis of Andrzej Wawrzyniak’s collection donated to the Polish state. At that time, it numbered 4000 pieces of art and ethnographical objects from Indonesia amassed during his 9-years stay in that country as a diplomat. Such a private collection was unusual in terms of its value and size which was rare at that time. While Andrzej Wawrzyniak was working in the diplomatic service in Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal and Afghanistan, he travelled to almost all countries throughout Asia, Australia and most of Oceania, although it was Indonesia that inspired him the most."

Overall excellent condition - one minor fold top left corner (see photo), and minor tears on bottom margin (see photo). From a private collection, ready be framed.