The Job Poster
This Art Nouveau poster was created in 1898 by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). The print for F. Champenois, Paris was Mucha’s second poster for “Job” and is regarded as one of his best advertising pieces.
Followers of the Art Nouveau movement in the late 1800’s sought escape from the limitations of past traditions. They achieved it by creating a new style. By applying this approach to all forms of creativity, they hoped to eliminate the separation between art and craft.
Alphonse Mucha did just that in this advertising poster. The Job cigarette paper being advertised represents escape. Despite Mucha’s use of an idealized female in this poster, respectable women of the nineteenth century did not smoke. This pleasure belonged to men, who used it as an excuse to retreat into smoking rooms in the company of male friends.
- 50cm x 70cm
- Ready to frame poster.
- Semi-gloss art print on high quality paper.
- Printed with fade resistant quality ink.
- 2 cm white border to allow for easy framing.
- Rolled up in a cardboard cylinder for postage.
- Photos may reproduce differently on your screen, so slight variations in colour may occur.