The Seven Deadly Sins

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"Vanity is an excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise."

..Or if you prefer: Pride - Mother of all sins. First one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
symbolism?

- Vanity is linked with the color violet.
- Peacocks are symbols of vanity as well, therefore peacock feather is used as an inspiration for the "frame".
- Background is being desertish (plus the dead tree)... Vain people usually never see any beauty in the world, but only in themselves... That is why everything around them, sooner or later, dies.

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"Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, orsituation."

Envy means much more than just a wish to have something someone else has. It means also ACTING AGAINST that person,"revenging" in a way, trying to take the "object of our desire" away fromthem, or backstabbing them in some way etc. that is why it can also be the deadliestsymbolism:
- snake is connected with cunning and doingsomething behind one's back
- poison ivy leaf in the frame (and the column)- maybe just a word play.




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"Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body."
The theme: As you can see, from my Lust sketch I have only kept the pose, but totally changed the face. I think that this one fits the topic better.
I see Lust as being concentrated on yourself, being "drowned in your own world" kind of way, rather than seducting and being "flirty" (and this look was used in the sketch)
About the symbolism:Lust is connected with blue, but it's too "cold", and therefore changed to red - connection with the color of flame, warmth. Although not connected with love.
The frame - uses the flame pattern... flame -> burning desire -> lust
The waterfall - something rapid, unpredictable, not controlable.

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"Greed, also called Avarice or Covetousness, is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual."




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"Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work"


This is the fifth from the Seven Deadly Sins series.

Symbolism:

- She is sitting on a swing and blowing bubbles: it's a symbol of wasting your time on insignificant things; idleness

- She is placed above the ground, in the sky: symbol of being separated from Earth and mundane htings (like work etc)

- Feathers: they symbolize something sleepy and lazy

- Color: light blue is also a color of sleepiness and idleness

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"Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires."

Character is aesthetic, pretty and (in her way) attractive.

Some symbolic explanations:
Abundance of textiles - this sin not only as eating and drinking, but consuming in it's wider meaning, such as buying and gathering useless things etc
Grapes - "luxury" goods, connected with lavish parties (in ancient times) etc
The pink colour theme - grapes, sweets etc



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Wrath - Inappropriate feelings of hatred and anger. (...) Impatience with the law, or seeking revenge outside of justice, such as with unnecessary vigilantism. Wishing to do evil or harm to others."
Wrath

Symbolism:
The colour theme - the colours red, orange, black ->fire -> destruction
Lightning (in the frame and background)- something destructive, rapid, uncontrollable
The hairstyle - another reference to fire
The make-up - a reference to battle marks (face painting etc)
The feathers - ("sharp" rather than soft and fluffy); in this form they bare a resemblance to tribes -> Wrath seen as something wild and primal.
The whip she is holding - a symbol of power
The shattered earth - the influence Wrath has on the world.

*This was taken from an email sent by a friend... I salute the artist of this... Nice pixies!

4 comments:

Anonymous July 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

may i know y is there no vanity photo?? im looking for the same size vanity photo but i cant seem to find it anywhere...

Anonymous September 10, 2009 at 7:30 AM  

i am totaly GLUTTONY...but i am so SKINNY

Anonymous November 15, 2009 at 3:38 AM  

Wow, that is the most beautiful collection of photos about the seven deadly sins ever! This is pure genious!

Anonymous January 28, 2013 at 2:59 AM  

Its so beautifull...

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