The relation between the image and the text in illustrated post-war editions of Julian Tuwim’s poems
The relation between the image and the text in illustrated literary works is an interesting phenomenon. Poetry focuses primarily on transmitting inner experiences, impressions and emotions. It might seem, therefore, that illustrators creating pictures for collections of poems would look for visual equivalents for feelings expressed in them. An analysis of illustrated post-war editions of Julian Tuwim’s works indicates that graphic artists not always tried to translate poetry into images; often they would make realistic illustrations depicting the world presented in the poems.