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.
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Cite this object as
Poster, Wozzeck; Poland; offset lithograph on paper; 2013-30-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.