The cycle "7 sins" is the provocative project by the Moscow artist Roman Reznitsky, combining 7 paintings in accordance with the Christian tradition: Pride, Wrath, Lust, Sloth, Gluttony, Greed and Envy.
One glance is enough to understand that this series has little to do with the traditional depiction of the seven deadly sins in art, especially in Renaissance and Baroque paintings. Bright authorial style and interpretation of the plot itself may seem to the everyman a spectacular demonstration of human vices rather than a moral warning against forbidden passions. Looking at the pictures one wants to succumb to temptation rather than embrace austerity. The artist himself insists that he does not propagandize sinfulness, but tries to understand what means the concept of "seven deadly sins" for a modern man, whether he is afraid of punishment, whether he controls his thoughts and actions in accordance with the Scripture. He does not exclude that some manifestations of the human essence have passed from the category of sinful into the category of revered and cult. Work on the project took the artist more than a year.