Holy Week & Easter Services 2015

 

The Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin (1848-1003) Oil on Canvas and part of the impressive Albright-Knox Art Collection, Buffalo, (NY).    Gauguin situated the well-known scene with three women under the cross in a typical Brittany landscape.  Many of his predecessors did the same, and the same applies to the contemporary dress of the women. But the technique Gauguin used is innovative. The painting seems to exist out of compartments with a single colour, heavily outlined. The technique is called cloissonism, after a French word for compartments. The autumnal colours of the landscape return in the wooden cross and in the crucified Jesus. It is thought Gauguin was inspired by a painted crucifix in a small chapel near to his home at Pont-Aven.
The Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin (1848-1003) Oil on Canvas and part of the impressive Albright-Knox Art Collection, Buffalo, (NY). Gauguin situated the well-known scene with three women under the cross in a typical Brittany landscape. Many of his predecessors did the same, and the same applies to the contemporary dress of the women. But the technique Gauguin used is innovative. The painting seems to exist out of compartments with a single colour, heavily outlined. The technique is called cloissonism, after a French word for compartments. The autumnal colours of the landscape return in the wooden cross and in the crucified Jesus. It is thought Gauguin was inspired by a painted crucifix in a small chapel near to his home at Pont-Aven.

 Holy Week & Easter Services 2015

Palm Sunday: 29th March – 10:15am Sung Eucharist with the Blessing and Distribution of Palm Crosses (Emmanuel, Pokfulam) 

Maundy Thursday: 2nd April (NB. 7:30pm in St John’s Cathedral) Sung Eucharist with the Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Sanctuary and the Watch until Midnight

Good Friday: 3rd April 10:15am – Last Hour of the Passion (Emmanuel, Pokfulam)

Easter Day: 5th April 10:15am – Sung Eucharist for the Resurrection of our Lord (inc. Easter Egg hunt for children) Emmanuel, Pokfulam

Be assured of a warm welcome at any of our Holy Week and Easter Services 

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