The Stenberg Brothers revolutionized the concept of the film poster in the 1920s. They were also prominent figures in Moscow's artistic Avant-garde circles, working in a variety of mediums, from Constructivist sculpture to theatre design and architecture.
The experimental and renowned Karmeny (Chamber) Theatre, founded in Moscow in 1914 by the Russian director Aleksandr Tairov, strove for a synthesis of all of the theatrical arts, including ballet, opera, mime, music and drama. Tairov had commissioned set and costume design by the Stenberg Brothers for several of his productions, as they shared his vision.
This poster promotes a short run the troupe had in Paris in 1923. It is the only Stenberg poster ever produced for use outside of the Soviet Union.