Lecture or talk Our Friends

Gauguin: Vision of the Sermon

Online talk Joining details available via the Friends newsletter
  • Thursday 25 March


Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) remains one the most celebrated artists of western art, famous for his bold use of colour, unconventional compositions, and subject matter – yet possibly even more so for his unorthodox lifestyle.

Vision of the Sermon (1888) was painted just a few years after Gauguin had left Copenhagen, his wife, and children to pursue a career as a painter. In this talk, Line Clausen Pedersen will offer an introduction to the painting and discuss how Gauguin’s wife Mette, despite their separation, continued to play a vital role in the shaping and development of his artistic career.
Line Clausen Pedersen, Director of Collection and Research at the Galleries, has curated several exhibitions on Paul Gauguin and is the author of books and catalogues on Gauguin’s art, his personal relationships, and his lifelong artistic inspiration drawn from non-western cultures.

This talk will be available from Thursday 25 March via our Friends email newsletter. It is part of a new series of exclusive online talks providing our Friends events programme in a different format. There will be two per month, with each remaining available for two weeks so you can choose when you would like to watch them.

No booking or advance registration is required in order to view these free Friends-only talks. The links to view them will be sent out each fortnight as part of our email newsletter. If you have a Friends membership but do not currently receive our Friends email newsletter, please contact [email protected] to sign up.

Paul Gauguin Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel) 1888
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