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Tomaž Kržišnik (1943)
For his design for the puppet show »Golden Bird«

Tomaž Kržišnik introduced into Slovenian art his unique artistic approach to the design of poetry books as well as children’s picture books. He was also innovative in his approach to youth illustration, a field directly relating to his overall design for the puppet show »Golden Bird«. Theatrically functional and aesthetically clean, the design creates a poetic, dream-like atmosphere, which at the same time remains children-friendly and ever-comprehensible, particularly in signature fairy-tale scenes. Kršnik's contribution, which could be characterised as specific theatrical design for a puppet show, had a decisive impact on the success of this show at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. In also pointed to, and largely used, new ways of universally effective presentation of this theatre genre.

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