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Jamie Wyeth Pride (Detail), 2008, Combined mediums on hand-wove, toned paper mounted on archival board, Private collection, Courtesy Adelson Galleries, NYC

On Fire: Jamie Wyeth's "Seven Deadly Sins"

Posted: July 20, 2009 21:34 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

What's hot with museum-goers this summer? Images evoking the sins of pride, envy, anger, greed, sloth, gluttony, and lust. A fresh look at human frailty is on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, through August 30th, in the powerful series of Jamie Wyeth paintings titled "The Seven Deadly Sins." Free of the iconography associated with historical Christian art, Wyeth gives the subject of sin a new twist. Seagulls, a species the artist has long observed from his Maine studio, act out the sins in dramatic tableaux. Wyeth explained in the exhibition catalog that “gulls a...