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Magnificent Seven Deadly Virtues

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A Public Art Exhibition in the Mausoleum

Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, SE15 3LW

Open 11am-5pm Saturdays & Sundays throughout May 2013
Including May Bank Holiday Monday 6th May
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May
and FONC open day 18th May.

Seven Heavenly Virtues

Following on from the success of Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, at the suggestion of one of our visitors to the show, we are concentrating on the lesser known, Seven Heavenly Virtues this year. Calum F. Kerr has been specially commissioned to remind us of the seven deadly sins in a sound recording by 'Mausollos'.

The seven catholic virtues refer to the combination of two lists of virtues, the 4 cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, restraint or temperance, and courage or fortitude, and the 3 theological virtues of faith, hope, and love or charity. They were intensely popular in the Middle Ages and spread the concept of holy virtues throughout Europe. Practicing these virtues is considered to protect one against temptation from the seven deadly sins, with each one having its counterpart.

Each of the seven heavenly virtues matches a corresponding deadly sin. Chastity counteracts lust, temperance counteracts gluttony, charity counteracts greed, diligence counteracts sloth, forgiveness counteracts wrath, kindness counteracts envy, and humility counteracts pride. Each artist will counteract their sin with their virtue: Jolanta Jagiello - temperance, Desiree Ickerodt - forgiveness, Sara Scott - kindness, Elizabeta Chojak-Mysko - humility, Jill Rock - charity, Lorenzo Belenguer will cover diligence, whilst Sally Buchanan will cover chastity.

The show is open every weekend in May 2013 (4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th) including the Bank Holidays 6th May and 27th May 2013, and the May Open Day on Saturday 18th May 2013, from 11am-5pm. Please see www.artgoingplaces.com.


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