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Wiezien
English Title: The Prisoner
Poster ID: CL20808
Category: Music/Opera
Designer: Roman Cieslewicz
Year: 1960s
Country: Polish
Size 39 x 25 inches
Condition: Excellent

Among his 100 one-man exhibitions, some of the most important have been: 1972 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris France 1973 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Holland 1974 Muzeum Plakatu, Warsaw Poland 1978 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Holland 1981 Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan Poland 1984 Kunsthalle, Darmstadt Germany 1986 Galeria BWA, Lodz Poland 1987 Galerie de Pret, Angres France 1993 The Polish Museum of America, Chicago USA 1993 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France 1994 Narodowa Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej Zacheta, Warsaw Poland 1998 Muzeum Plakatu, Warsaw Poland This disquieting image of a figure constrained within an armored shell and suffocating from an eruption of flames and blood synthesizes Luigi Dallapiccola's nightmarish operatic tale. In it a Spanish prisoner thinks he has escaped punishment only to find himself in the arms of the Grand Inquisitor and led to a burning stake. Both poster and opera conveyed the pessimism and sense of deception and entrapment prevalent in Cold War Europe.

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