Soldat blesse (Wounded Soldier)
Edition of 150
Soldat blese (Wounded Soldier) is an image of the anti-strong and mighty soldier since he is portrayed wounded and leaning against his rifle in a defeated manner. The original painting of Soldat blese, that this print is based upon, was created in 1949, a year after Israel celebrated its declaration as a state and fought its first war, the Independence War. The Israeli soldiers were considered freedom fighters that liberated the new country, however in this scene the heroic soldier is injured. The work is dominated by Janco’s recognized geometric shapes with accentuated black silhouette lines that flatten the image.