Aiden Shaw by Yang YI for Elle magazine (China) Feb 2013
"Now let me dispel a few rumours so they don’t fester into facts. Yes, I too attended at ‘Hell-ton’ and survived. And no, at that time I was not the mental giant you see before you. I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling. I would go to the beach and people would kick copies of Byron in my face."
Alfons Maria Mucha (1860-1939).
More popularly known as Alphonse Mucha, he was a Czech illustrator, painter and decorative artist. His style is at the heart of the Art Nouveau movement, very popular between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
Unfortunately, at the time of his death, his style was considered outdated. His work has experienced periods of revival of interest, like it happened in the 60’s and as it is happening nowadays.
From top to bottom you can see:
The Four Gemstones, 1900.
The Moon and the Stars, 1902.
The Four Seasons, 1897.
The Times of Day, 1899.