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Adriana Prodeus, "Themersonowie. Szkice biograficzne", book cover

Semantic poetry is Themerson’s input into world literature, one which was creatively developed by French artists from the OuLiPo group. Thanks to the method begun by the Pole, it is possible to transform quotes from the Book of Ecclesiastes into, say, feminist manifestos. And inversely.

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Adriana Prodeus, Themersonowie. Szkice biograficzne / Themersons. Biographical Essay, publ. Czuły Barbarzyńca

An aptly written book, rich in facts and witty comments – it constitutes a transparent reference position, not just about a mesmerizing art duo, but also the history of 20th century avant-garde in Poland and abroad.

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Poland boasts an impressive array of well-respected and accomplished animators. Many of them inspired the Brothers Quay. Polish animators of recent years combine cutting-edge technologies with traditional practices. Tomasz Bagiński is the face of contemporary Polish animation. But many Polish animators paved the way before him.

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Still from Jan Lenica's "Labyrinth", photo: Studio Miniatur Filmowych

Animators are many things. They're poets of imagery and comedians, puppet and stop motion masters, illustrators and experts of 3D technology. Poland boasts an impressive array of well-respected and accomplished animators. Here is a (short) guide to Polish animation.

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Franciszka Themerson’s experimental comic book Ubu, is continuingly graphically shocking and still surprises with the freshness of its drawings, even though 40 passed since its first publication

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Okładka (nid 7123814)

The Museum of Mazovian Jews will display Franciszka Themerson’s scenography for Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry.

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Alfred Jarry‘s absurdist play Ubu Roi takes more than a few irreverent lashes at Poland - yet judging by the multitude of Polish adaptations, Poles harbour no resentment

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Franciszka and Stefan in their studio in Paris, 1938

The writer-painter couple worked together on seminal films in the history of Polish animation, including The Eye and the Ear, completed in 1945.

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