The Vision After the Sermon by Paul Gauguin 1888
(Jacob wrestling with the angel)
Following the French post-impressionistic period of art, this painting of Gauguin’s Breton Ladies typifies the emerging style of synthetism – showing two levels of reality in one decorum. The title suggests the ladies listening to a sermon about Jacob engaging with an angel. I love the intensity that his use of bold strokes and vivid colors give to the scene.
HEADS BOWED IN PRAYER
ATTENTIVE TO THE SERMON’S PLOT
A DREAM IN REALITY