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Every Picture Tells a Story: Gauguin
Gauguin
Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  Arts  |  November 14, 2017

The Vision After the Sermon is a haunting painting full of symbolism and mystery. But what does Paul Gauguin's famous work have to do with a 17-year-old girl called Madeleine, Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, and sumo wrestlers? Waldemar Januszczak unveils all in his investigation of Gauguin's religious epic about good and evil, temptation and desire.

The Vision After the Sermon is a haunting painting full of symbolism and mystery. But what does Paul Gauguin's famous work have to do with a 17-year-old girl called Madeleine, Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, and sumo wrestlers? Waldemar Januszczak unveils all in his investigation of Gauguin's religious epic about good and evil, temptation and desire.

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