Darya Martynava from Minsk, Belarus, is in our Poster Monday spot of the day for her poster entitled “Cinderella”. Darya graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, faculty of Design and Decorative and Applied Arts, Department of Graphic Design. She she has currently exhibited 32 pieces, has been a finalist and participant in various Belarusian and international contests for poster, photo in Poland, Great Britain, Skopje, Novi Sad, Belarus, Russia and China.
The poster “Cinderella” was designed for a graduation project a series of posters to the repertoire of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus (Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus). “I believe that the classical works of opera and ballet require a more modern, daring, non-standard, non-classical, but stylish competently true implementation in posters using impeccable technique and original ideas. My goal is to develop my own recognizable style. My posters are aimed primarily at young people, to show that opera and ballet are not nearly worse in emotions and exciting plot than a rock festival or going to the cinema. The posters are modern, aggressive, grotesque, bright, concise, somewhere brutal, but stylish and clean, like the youth themselves. The posters are not made in the standard manner; they are not sleek and gentle as it is customary to think about ballet and opera. Posters have a unique spirit of freedom. Each poster is designed in its own style. In my work, I combined hand-made graphics (the opera Bluebeard and His Wives, Bohemia) and processed author’s photographs (the ballet Sleeping Beauty, the opera Don Giovanni) and vector graphics (the ballets The Nutcracker, Cinderella ”,“ Swan Lake ”,“ La Traviata ”,“ Othello ”). I want to use all possible graphical tools” tell us Darya.