Open-Air Festival of Szeged 69 Máté András Hungarian Poster

Open-Air Festival in Szeged '69

Hungarian title:

Szegedi Szabadtéri Játékok 69

Artist: Size:
Máté, András A1 1 Sheet (cca. 55 x 84 cm)
Year: Condition:
1969 Near mint. One horizontal fold mark, very small tears on the sides.
Paper, offset.

Price: $200


One of the first summer theaters to be launched in Hungary was the Szeged Open-Air Festival that has been organized for more than seventy years now. The first performance - the Hungarian Passio - was presented in 1931. Since then, the performances of the open-air theatre have been the main success and attraction of each summer in Szeged. The superb acoustics of the church square surrounded by arcade is an excellent location for staging open air theatrical performances.   (source:

In 1969, the poster of András Máté advertised the famous event. He used up the symbol of the festival and of Szeged: the two spires of the Votive Church. He combined this emblem with a geometric illustration representing the theatre stage. The whole appears as a clear and elegant composition.