The Phenomenon of Marian Bogusz’s Set Design Cover Image

Fenomen twórczości scenograficznej Mariana Bogusza
The Phenomenon of Marian Bogusz’s Set Design

Author(s): Ewa Dąbek-Derda
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Marian Bogusz;set design;designing;spatial composition;mockup;stage sculpture;

Summary/Abstract: This article discusses selected set designs of Marian Bogusz (1920–1980), whose work is characterized by a predominance of unrealized projects. Bogusz’s artistic practice – designing, constructing, and exhibiting mockups – is juxtaposed with his clear views on the collective character of the work on a theater production and on the set designer’s role in this process. In this context, Bogusz’s gesture of creating visual concepts for the dramatic texts that inspired him is presented as a kind of scenographic utopia. His spatial compositions and their unused artistic potential are discussed based on an analysis of three projects from 1957: Karel Čapek’s The White Disease and Mother, and Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding.

  • Issue Year: 277/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 95-112
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish