This poster depicts a scene from Alban Berg’s atonal opera Wozzeck. The title character stabs the mother of his child and throws the bloodied weapon into a lake. He later drowns while trying to retrieve the knife. The illustration unites Wozzeck’s cries with the currents of the bloodied water and the blood-red moon above.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Friends of Drawings & Prints Fund.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 97.3 × 67.6 cm (38 5/16 × 26 5/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, Wozzeck; Poland; offset lithograph on paper; H x W: 97.3 × 67.6 cm (38 5/16 × 26 5/8 in.); Museum purchase from Friends of Drawings & Prints Fund; 2013-30-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.