Zofia Stryjeńska

This gallery presents the work of the outstanding artist Zofia Stryjeńska, whose paintings, designs and graphics can be seen in the Masovian Museum in Płock.

Masovian Museum in Płock

Decorative plate from the series "Polish Dances" - Góralski (20th Century) by Zofia Stryjeńska Painter: J. Kwiecień Label: ĆmielówMasovian Museum in Płock

Góralski

In 1938, the Ćmielów company bought the rights to reproduce graphics from the "Polish Dances" portfolio on its products.


Zofia Stryjeńska
Tańce polskie "Góralski"

Decorative plate from the series "Polish Dances" - Krakowiak (20th Century) by Zofia Stryjeńska Painter: J. Kwiecień Label: ĆmielówMasovian Museum in Płock

Krakowiak

Stryjeńska included many Polish dances in her portfolio. You can find there an "Oberek", "Polonez", "Polka "or "Mazur".



Zofia Stryjeńska
Polish dances  "Krakowiak"

Decorative plate from the series "Polish Dances" - Kołomyjka (20th Century) by Zofia Stryjeńska Painter: J. Kwiecień Label: ĆmielówMasovian Museum in Płock

Kołomyjka

Zofia Stryjeńska designed graphics from the series "Polish Dances" in 1927. 


Zofia Stryjeńska
Polish dances "Kołomyjka"

Courtship (1925/1930) by Zofia StryjeńskaMasovian Museum in Płock

Courtship

Zofia Stryjeńska attended Maria Niedzielska's school, but in 1911 she decided to go to the Academy in Munich and she studied there as Tadeusz Grzymała. In Munich she became interested in movement and rhythm, which was often seen in her paintings.



Zofia Stryjeńska

"Courtship"

Boat Scene (20th Century) by Zofia StryjeńskaMasovian Museum in Płock

Scene on the boat

Zofia Stryjeńska was inspired by Slavic beliefs and folklore in her works. The painting "Scene on the boat" was painted with the technique of tempera and gouache.


Zofia Stryjeńska
"Scene on the boat"

Enrilo coffee ad (20th Century) by Zofia StryjeńskaMasovian Museum in Płock

Enrilo coffee

Zofia Stryjeńska undertook smaller orders, for example, designs for postcards or theatrical costumes. Around 1938, she was even hired to create an advertising poster for the "Enrilo" coffee.


Zofia Stryjeńska
"Enrilo coffee ad"

Playing Highlander (20th Century) by Zofia StryjeńskaMasovian Museum in Płock

Wedel

Jan Wedel - the creator of "Ptasie Mleczko" was a great enthusiast of promotional campaigns. He employed Stryjeńska, who created a series of packaging for chocolates.

Zofia Stryjeńska 
"Playing Highlander"

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