N A P O N T A 9-2
Poland has alternated through the centuries
between being a great, powerful State and a pro
vince of other states. Since 1918 it has been the
largest State of Eastern Europe. Its cultural life
has a double rootthe strong, original peasant
art and the influence of French art and intellect.
This twofold influence is seen in commercial art
as well as in other forms of artistic expression.
The vivid, fresh colours of peasant art alternate
with the delicate pastel shades characteristic of
The best of Polish poster art is seen in the
posters for Travel propaganda and for Exhibitions.
The best poster artist is T. Gronowski, and others
prominent are Wernorowa, A. Wajwod and
The poster series for the Polish Institute of
Sociology is very interesting and important be
cause of the scope it offers the artists. It is a
tribute to Polish printers that the standard of
reproduction is high.