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Published on August 30th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

13 Most Beautiful Posters of Alphonse Mucha You Must Know

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 he became one of the most popular poster designers. His innovative approach to poster art, such as 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 13 eye candy posters of Mucha you must know – enjoy!

1. Soap factory of Bagnolet

Alphonse Mucha, Soap factory of Bagnolet, 1897

Alphonse Mucha, Soap factory of Bagnolet, 1897, private collection

2. Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile

Alphonse Mucha, Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile, 1896, Private collection

Alphonse Mucha, Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile, 1896, private collection

3. Bières de la Meuse

Alphonse Mucha, Bières de la Meuse, 1897, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome

Alphonse Mucha, Bières de la Meuse, 1897, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome

4. Job

Alphonse Mucha, Job Cigarettes, 1989, Victoria & Albert Museum

Alphonse Mucha, Job Cigarettes, 1989, Victoria & Albert Museum

5. Summer

Alfons Mucha, L'Été, 1900, private collection

Alfons Mucha, L’Été, 1900, private collection

6. Painting

Alphonse Mucha, Painting, part of the series The Arts, 1898

Alphonse Mucha, Painting, part of the series The Arts, 1898, private collection

7. Moët & Chandon Crémant Impérial

Alphonse Mucha, Moët&Chandon Crémant Impérial, 1899, private collection

Alphonse Mucha, Moë t& Chandon Crémant Impérial, 1899, private collection

8. Maude Adams as Joan of Arc

Alphonse Mucha, Maude Adams (1872–1953) as Joan of Arc, 1909, Metropolitan Museum of Art Posters of Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha, Maude Adams (1872–1953) as Joan of Arc, 1909, Metropolitan Museum of Art

9. F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur

Alphonse Mucha, F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur, 1897 Posters of Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha, F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur, 1897, private collection

10. Chocolat Idéal

Alphonse Mucha, Chocolat Ideal, 1897 Posters of Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha, Chocolat Ideal, 1897, private collection

11. Medee

Alphonse Mucha, Medee, 1898, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Alphonse Mucha, Medee, 1898, Museum of Modern Art, New York

12. Sarah Bernhardt for “La Plume”

Alphonse Mucha, Poster of Sarah Bernhardt for 'La Plume' Magazine, 1897, private collection Posters of Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha, Poster of Sarah Bernhardt for ‘La Plume’ Magazine, 1897, private collection

13. Princezna Hyacinta

Alphonse Mucha, Princezna Hyacinta, 1911, private collection Posters of Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha, Princezna Hyacinta, 1911, private collection

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