At the end of the 1950s, intimate sculptural objects emerged in the production of Polish faïence and porcelain factories, designed for their decorative, gift and collector’s function. They were charming little figurines representing people and animals. They became one of the elements of the then exceptional search for ways and means of reaching new art to wider circles of its recipients and admirers, as the traditions of pre-war artistic creation of various trends were put to sleep and eradicated from life by socialist realism.
The immediate surroundings of people tired of the problems and hardships of post-war everyday life included slender, long-legged girls, women from exotic parts of the world, opera and choral singers, sailors and misguided knights, wild and domestic animals, a variety of birds, fish and prehistoric reptiles. Modern in form, captivating in their simplicity of presentation and beauty of shape, shining with glaze, carefully crafted. They fascinated with their poetic mood. They exerted a considerable influence on the formation of the aesthetic sensitivity of society, mainly among young people.
Jerzy Brukwicki

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