PAUL GAUGUIN

The Vision After the Sermon by Paul Gauguin 1888

(Jacob wrestling with the angel)

HAIBUN

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.

HAIKU

HEADS BOWED IN PRAYER

ATTENTIVE TO THE SERMON’S PLOT

A DREAM IN REALITY