Vintage Polish Posters | Bloomusalem | Cieslewicz

Bloomusalem refers to the scene in James Joyce´s novel Ulysses in which the main character Leopold Bloom hallucinates about his coronation and decrees to his “beloved subjects” the foundation of the “new Bloomusalem in the Nova Hibernia of the future”. Ulysses is a modernist novel by the Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered one of the most important works of modernist literature and has been called “a demonstration and summation of the entire movement.” According to the writer Declan Kiberd, “before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking.” The play “Bloomusalem” produced in Poland in the 1970´s was based on Joyce´s “Ulysses”. The designer of this stunning poster, Roman Cieslewicz (1930–1996) was a Polish graphic artist and photographer who studied at Krakow Academy of Fine Arts from 1949 to 1955. In 1963, he moved to France and became a citizen there in 1971. He worked as art director of Vogue and Elle magazines, and taught at the Ecole Superieure d´Arts Graphiques in Paris. Cieslewicz was a founder of the famous “Polish School of Posters”. He had over 100 solo exhibitions of prints, photomontage works, posters and photographs in many countries. His works are in the permanent collections of the National Museums in Poland, the Poster Museum in Wilanow, Poland, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Musée d’Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, US Library of Congress, Fagersta Stadsbibliotek in Stockholm, as well as in numerous private collections.


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