Deaf Culture Moments: Alphonse Mucha

Female figure on ornate floral patterned backdrop

Alphonse Mucha. Automne (from the Champenois Calendar), 1896. colour lithograph with metallic ink on paper, Sheet: 66.5 × 49.2 cm (26 3/16 × 19 3/8 in.) Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase, 1972. © Art Gallery of Ontario 71/376

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Deaf Culture Moments: Alphonse Mucha

Tuesday, December 20, 11 AM
Deaf Culture Moments: Alphonse Maria Mucha

Deaf communities and cultures can be overlooked in a noisy world that privileges hearing. As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our communities and collaborating with them, the Gallery offers unique Deaf Culture Moments. Explore the AGO Collection with an Art Educator from the Deaf community who encourages discovery by creating customized experiences with art. For more information, visit

The art nouveau style expressed in L’Automne  by Alphonse Maria Mucha has a clear influence on many of the designs used on present-day tarot and oracle cards. His signature style includes the long narrow shape, pastel colours and the halo around the subjects. This type of illustration has inspired many artists since the late 1800s. 

Artist Bio

Sage Lovell is an artist, writer and entrepreneur. Being Deaf, Queer, Disabled and Neurodivergent; they are an artist who likes to work their magic, using different art mediums to shift perspective and spaces. Over the past decade, Sage has worked with different communities in multiple capacities to develop meaningful work that continues to evolve. With their multitude of talents, they were able to incorporate their passion for interweaving media, language, performance, and accessibility into works of art. In 2020, Sage won an award from ArtEquity for their advocacy in the arts community. In 2019, Sage was a finalist for the Community Arts Award (Toronto Arts Foundation). In 2018, Sage won the 2nd place Defty Award (Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf) for their ASL poetry production of “The Four Elements.”

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