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1995 Original Polish Ballet Poster, Swan Lake (Jezioro Labedzie) Piotr Czajkowski

$100.00
  • 1995 Original Polish Ballet Poster, Swan Lake (Jezioro Labedzie) Piotr Czajkowski

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1995 Original Polish Ballet Poster, Swan Lake (Jezioro Labedzie) Piotr Czajkowski

$100.00

Date:  1995
Size:  26.25 x 37 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. 

This haunting poster, for a production of the classic ballet Swan Lake, was created by the Polish poster artists Bortkiewicz and Kawecki in 1995.

About the ballet: While hunting in the forest, Prince Siegfried encounters a flock of white swans. As he aims his crossbow at the birds, one of them transforms into a beautiful young maiden. She explains that she has been cursed and is a swan by day, a young woman by night. Fearless in the face of dark magic, Prince Siegfried listens only to his heart and falls deeply in love with the mysterious young woman.

Overall very good condition (please see photos). From a private collection, ready be framed.