Une Maison de Poupée (Henrik Ibsen)
A3 Poster • Flyer
Play, drama written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879.
"Nora Helmer once secretly borrowed a large sum of money so that her husband could recuperate from a serious illness. She never told him of this loan and has been secretly paying it back in small installments by saving from her household allowance. Her husband, Torvald, thinks her careless and childlike, and often calls her his doll. When he is appointed bank director, his first act is to relieve a man who was once disgraced for having forged his signature on a document. This man, Nils Krogstad, is the person from whom Nora has borrowed her money. It is then revealed that she forged her father's signature in order to get the money.
Krogstad threatens to reveal Nora's crime and thus disgrace her and her husband unless Nora can convince her husband not to fire him. Nora tries to influence her husband, but he thinks of Nora as a simple child who cannot understand the value of money or business. Thus, when Torvald discovers that Nora has forged her father's name, he is ready to disclaim his wife even though she had done it for him. Later when all is solved, Nora sees that her husband is not worth her love and she leaves him."
This poster shows how Nora leaves her husband with this childish purple ribbon, formerly attached to her wrist, like a prisoner and her engagement ring that she holds in her left hand.
The composition goes from a cold green (her husband, family and home that she leaves behind her) to warm red (with spirals to show the desire to leave and on a plain background to illustrate the unknown).
Nora wears her dress like she takes her life in hand and moves on.