Alphonse Mucha’s Job: a vision of belle époque Paris

By Skye Sherwin

The Czech painter’s 1896 work transcends advertising with its use of neo-classical imagery

Alphonse Mucha’s poster for Job cigarette papers is one of the most famous works in design history. Taking its cue from a new kind of female beauty, its modern girl has hair with a life of its own. The tendrils look more like the floating tentacles of a jellyfish.

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