The Czech artist Alfons Mucha is synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement. After being launched to fame in Paris creating a poster for Gismonda, a play starring actress Sarah Bernhardt, Mucha was flooded with commissions. One of these was The Seasons, a set of four painted decorative panels which became his most popular series. Depicted here is the original 1896 set, he would later produce at least two more versions.
You can see why “Le style Mucha” was all the buzz in Paris of the 1890’s and advertising posters were being elevated to the status of art.
They also make pretty nice phone cases.