Terror of war and value of peace is the central theme of exhibition „War in Polish Posters. Krzysztof Dydo Collection" which is presented by the Polish Institute from Bucharest at the National Museum of History of Moldova between November 3 and 30, 2016.
The exhibition brings together posters created between 1939 and 2014 from the collection of Krzysztof Dydo. This renowned expert in the art of the poster, author of numerous publications dedicated to this theme and co-founder of Poster Gallery in Krakow, owns the largest private collection in Poland, which has more than 20 000 posters.
The selection of posters presented in Chișinău shows two distinct parts. The first part includes posters dedicated to the years 1939-1945, the outbreak of war, massacre at Katyń, concentration camps, ghetto revolt in Warsaw and Warsaw Uprising, while the second brings together posters from the period 1955-2014 dedicated to defending peace, international conflicts and various forms of contemporary terrorism. The collection contains works signed by many Polish artists from different generations, forming the so-called School of Polish Poster, among them being renowned artists such as Henryk Tomaszewski, Tadeusz Trepkowski, Andrzej Pawłowski, Maciej Urbaniec, Marian Nowiński, Jan Sawka, Rafał Olbiński, Janusz Stanny, Tomasz Bogusławski, Franciszek Starowieyski or Sebastian Kubica.
The poster is one of the most attractive forms of art to the viewer, its involvement in condemning war and defending peace had first - and still has - a deeper meaning beyond its artistic goal.