Vintage Polish Posters | The Soldier´s Tale | Mlodozeniec

The Soldier´s Tale, with music by the great Igor Stravinsky, is a dark Faustian fable about a deserting soldier and the Devil who eventually possesses his soul. The soldier’s violin becomes a symbol of both the soldier’s soul and the Devil’s wiles.  The story is based on an old Russian folk tale but the music is as far removed from Russian traditionalism as possible, making it a lesson for all cultures and times. Art for this poster is by Jan Mlodozeniec, who was born in 1929 in Warsaw, Poland. He was a Polish graphic designer that worked in posters, drawing, book and publication design, and illustration. He studied from 1948 to 1955 at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in the Department of Graphic Arts and Posters with Henryk Tomaszewski. He won such awards as the Gold Medal, International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, 1980, and First Prize, Poster Biennale in Lahti, Finland, 1984. He passed away in 2000.


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97.5 x 66 cm

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