Beautiful collage poster art by Josef Vyleťal.
- title: Peasants (Unofficial title) | Chlopi | Sedláci | Poland, 1973
- director: Jan Rybkowski
- writer: Wladyslaw St. Reymont
- with: Wladyslaw Hancza, Emilia Krakowska, Krystyna Królówna
poster design: Josef Vyleťal, Czechoslovakia, 1975
Vintage movie poster designed by Josef Vyleťal for the Polish movie Peasants based on the novel by Wladyslav St. Reymont. Vyleťal’s design is based on a collage influenced by the Old Dutch masters’ paintings. The collage is used in a very playful manner. What seems as a very traditional image of some rural scene becomes once an eye comes closer, quite an intriguing collage composition.
Josef Vyleťal (1940 – 1989) – Czech painter, graphic artist and film or theatre set designer. He studied architecture at the Technical University in Bratislava and at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In between 1964 – 1979 he created 115 movie posters. His major influences were surrealism and paintings by North Renaissance old masters. He was married to fine artist and award winning poster designer Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová.
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