Alphonse Mucha was born in 1860 in Moravia, today’s Czech Republic. The commission that brought him future fame came up in 1894 when Mucha was asked by a friend to create a poster for a theatrical production of Gismonda, played by the most famous Parisian actress of the time, Sarah Bernhardt. After this commission Alphonse Mucha became one of the most popular poster designers. Alphonse Mucha's posters have a distinct style: long and slim line, subtle pastels and a halo-like circular shape around the main character, resembling a stained glass window, became his hallmarks.
Mucha’s distinctive style was called "le style Mucha," becoming synonymous with the current Art Nouveau style. We have chosen Alphonse Mucha's 13 eye-candy posters you must know. Enjoy!
1. Soap Factory of Bagnolet
2. Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile
3. Bières de la Meuse
7. Moët & Chandon Crémant Impérial
8. Maude Adams as Joan of Arc
9. F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur
10. Chocolat Idéal
12. Sarah Bernhardt for "La Plume"
13. Princess Hyacinth
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