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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AP Assignment: Re-inerpreting classic themes in art

Seven Deadly Sins Design by Joby Cummings

This week's assignment is to create a visual interpretation of the "Seven Deadly Sins", a theme that has been featured in art since they were developed in the 4th Century by a monk by the name of Evagrius Ponticus. There are a number of different terms for some of the sins and they ave changed a bit over time but don't let the semanics weigh you down just create an original work comprimising one or all of the sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, & Pride.

You can interpret them any way you like but first look at some of the ways artists have dealt with them in the past first and you may want to consider framing them in a modern context to bring something new to an ancient theme. Below are links to a few varied interpretations to look at.

Hieronymus Bosch
Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Jamie Wyeth
Nick Hunter

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