The signs of the Zodiac surround a beautiful woman's head in profile. The woman has long, flowing tentacle-like hair, which is so common in the Art Nouveau movement. Zodiac is highly graphic and finely detailed, in flowing fields of gold, browns, and bronze.
About Zodiac by Alphonse Mucha
Zodiac was originally published as a calendar for Champenois in 1896, after which it became the design for the La Plume Magazine. Zodiac is considered one of the best Art Nouveau pieces ever made. The artist, Aphonse Mucha, had a distinctive style, and produced many Art Nouveau posters and graphics in his day. He was a Czech painter and decorative artist, and was well known for his unusual style that graced the pages of magazines and was placed on postcards and other designs. He influenced many modern works -- including the Japanese Manga series Sailor Moon, Marvel Comics borrowed Mucha's style for several comic book covers, and his influence was obvious on 1960s psychedelic posters.
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