Acrylic on canvas
72" x 60"
Signed Anne Coe, lower right
Provenance: Private Collection, Boca Raton, Florida acquired from the Cultural Exchange Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Seven Deadly Sins was an exhibition shown at the Scottsdale Museum of Art in 1992. Anne Coe states “The Seven Deadly Sins have attracted me one way or another for years. They still do. At one point I was afraid of them, then was attracted to them and then practiced them, most of them anyway; actually all of them.”
This series of paintings were mostly inspired by medieval references and Gluttony was Coe’s take on the painting Madonna of Chancellor Rolin by Jan Van Eyck from 1435. The domestic animals replace the humans in the painting and the wild animals are depicted as innocent, like children, therefore blameless and incapable of sin.