The Seven Deadly Sins– A Master Class with Roger Dell on Vinalhaven

August 12, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 7 p.m
Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall, Vinalhaven School

In three island presentations this summer, Director of Education Roger Dell will examine European and American artworks that depict the infamous set of early Christian sins. Linking the study to Jamie Wyeth’s exhibit Seven Deadly Sins, Dell will explore how Wyeth’s vision – the wild life on the Maine coast and islands including seagulls, lobsters, various fish – enacts and brings special traits to sinning. The lecture will examine Wyeth’s paintings, including the large piece Inferno Monhegan, 2006, in the context of how artists such as Hieronymous Bosch, Otto Dix and Paul Camus painted this theme over the last 500 years. Moreover, the seven deadly sins, which were formulated in the first centuries after Christ, will be examined from the perspective of sin as a cultural construct. There will be a question and answer period following each lecture.

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