The Sarah Bernhardt poster for Gismondo, her gown in shades of gold, as seen at the Mucha Museum, Prague.

When Alphons Mucha was asked to design the poster for Sarah Bernhardt’s production of Gismonda, it launched not only his career as the most popular artist in Paris, but also the new style of Art Nouveau. The poster can be seen in the Mucha Museum in Prague.

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