Alphonse Mucha: 'Monaco - Monte Carlo' (1897)

(Mucha Museum, Prague, Czech Republic)

Mucha also created advertising posters. These posters were for the French market and the subjects range from cultural events and railway services to diverse consumer products such as perfume, cigarette paper, beer, champagne, chocolate and biscuits, as well as bicycles. This poster was created for P.L.M. railway services to promote the Monaco - Monte Carlo line for luxurious holidays on the Mediterranean coast. The woman is arranged in the typical Mucha-style with a woman against a halo-like disk, which is arranged with flowers and birds. In the background you can see the distinctive towers of Monte Carlo's famous casino. Poster from 1897.