This book illuminates one of the most intriguing and famous images in the history of Western art. This reexamination of the painting, Vision After the Sermon - Jacob wrestling with the Angel brings together works by Gauguin, his mentors such as Paul Cezanne and Edgar Degas, and younger contemporaries including Emile Bernard, Paul Serusier, Maurice Denis and Henri van de Velde. It explores the biographical, pictorial and cultural circumstances that enabled Gauguin to make such a radical statement in paint in 1888. This is the first time an exhibition has been devoted to this arresting and complex painting, to its stylistic and thematic origins, critical impact and history. This beautifully illustrated book is a fascinating introduction to this iconic image.