Vision After the Sermon

Vision After the Sermon
Artist Paul Gauguin
Year 1888
Medium Oil on canvas
Location National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Dimensions 28.4 in × 35.8 in
72.2 cm × 91 cm
Famous Paintings by Paul Gauguin
Spirit of the Dead Watching, 1892
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897-1898
The Yellow Christ, 1889
The Green Christ, 1889
Tahitian Women on the Beach, 1891
Vision After the Sermon, 1888
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Paul Gauguin, a French artist, created the Bible-influenced Vision After the Sermon in 1888. It was painted with oil on canvas and is currently on display at a gallery in Scotland, Edinburgh. It was created in Pont-Aven, Brittany, France and is one of the most popular Bible paintings.


This painting features a scene from The Bible with Jacob and an angel in front of a crowd of women. In the scene, Jacob is wrestling an angel down to the ground. They are on top of a red earth while the crowd surrounds them at the front. This is not a direct image though, it is meant to be a vision that the women see after going to a sermon at their church. Red is the most prominent color in the painting other than the black and white that the church women are wearing. It measures 28.4 x 35.8 inches and is of the style of synthetism.

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