The Stamp Gallery of Czech and Slovak Graphic Art




Sen noci svatojanske

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born on September 19, 1912 in Vidolice
lives in Prague


SEN NOCI SVATOJÁNSKÉ (Summer Night Dream)

Stamp issue of Czechoslovakia
date of issue: November 27, 1972
engraved by Miloš Ondráček


Original picture:
Oil on canvas 95 x 90 cm from the year 1962
Národní galerie (National Gallery) Prague

Liesler created the first varieties of this Shakespeare theme already during the war. He often returned to this theme in his works and dealt with the wit, troubles and complexity of Shakespeare's play. Particularly "A Summer Night Dream" - full of love, surprise and mystery - always attracted him. In the Shakespeare year 1964, he designed another variation of this theme on a stamp (see the biography page). The picture depicted above is typical both for Liesler's loose connection of main themes and also putting together compositions and colors.