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Seven Virtues and Seven Vices

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Seven Virtues and Seven Vices Slide 8-61: Gluttony Art Bulletin. June 1996, p. 249 We've already mentioned Faith, Hope, Charity, the three Theological Virtues from I Corinthians in the New Testament, and Prudence, Fortitude, Temperance, Justice, the four Cardinal Virtues from Plato's Republic. These combine to make the Seven Virtures, one of the best-known heptads of Christianity. To offset the virtues we have the Seven Vices, or Seven Deadly Sins, Gluttony, Lechery, Avarice, Luxury, Wrath, Envy, and Sloth. They are common art motifs.
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Slide 8-67: GIOTTO: Scrovegni Chapel Frescos. citation
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The seven virtues and seven vices are sometimes shown in opposition. In the Scrovegni chapel, the Last Judgement shows God with his right hand palm up towards the saved, and along the right wall are the seven virtues. His left hand is palm down towards the damned, and along the left wall are the seven vices, each opposite its
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Unformatted text preview: corresponding virtue. Prudence vs Foolishness Fortitude vs Inconstancy Temperence vs Ire Justice vs Injustice Faith vs Faithlessness Hope vs Desperation Charity vs Envy The seven sins are sometimes shown as the seven-headed dragon of Revelation 12:3, a favorite motif of Durer's. Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Slide 8-58: LE MANS: Christ with Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Male, Emile. The Gothic Image. NY: Harper, 1913. p. 167 Christianity has lots of groups of Seven. There are the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin and Seven Petitions of the Lord's Prayer. There are also seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and Seven Joys of the Virgin, both popular art motifs. Slide 8-59: VEIT STOSS: The Annunciation. 1528, St. Lorenz, Nurnberg. Busch, Harald et al. Renaissance Sculpture. NY: Macmillan, 1964. p. 107...
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