Vision after the Sermon by Gauguin

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by National Gallery of Scotland
published on 29 April 2022

An 1888 oil on canvas, Vision after the Sermon, by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), the French post-impressionist painter. The scene shows Breton women in their traditional headgear watching an enactment of a sermon they have just heard (from the priest on the far right): an angel wrestling Jacob. The work is typical of Gauguin's distinctive style with bold colours and a flattened perspective. The outlines are marked, and he uses symbolism in an overall composition that ignores a specific light source. (National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh)

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Scotland, N. G. o. (2022, April 29). Vision after the Sermon by Gauguin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15758/vision-after-the-sermon-by-gauguin/

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