Today I visited a London Tate not the Modern but Tate Britain, pictures that caught my eye included work by, along with of course the fantastic selection of Turner paintings some other works that I’m not so familiar with these included Thomas Cooper Gotch’s Alleluia which looks so modern for a 1896 painting and John Brett's British Channel strangely evocative.
|The First Cloud|
Also catching my eye was the knowing Village Holiday picture of Sir David Wilkie (another Scot) from around the surprisingly early 1809.
|Tate Britain in March sun|
More modern fare such as the photographic work Wolfgang Tillman's Concord Grid (1997) were of interest but were part of a more conceptual theme and (for me)lacked the emotion of earlier practitioners as did the technically proficient After Lunch by Patrick Caulfield.
As I know little of the creators of the work I was able to view the works without concerning myself with stories of the painters.
Okay so enough prevarication (if that's not a sin)..
Big Idea Number 69 is in fact SinSin is surely a sign (according to most religions) of a manifestation of spiritual weakness, in the Christian doctrine they're even numbered as 7 deadly sins.
There is though a difference between mortal and venial Sins which are defined by the catholic church as lesser sins than the mortal sin which remove one from God’s saving grace, the Catechism separates out these “lesser” sins in order to allow one to stay under the grace of God after committing a venial sin. The assumption can therefore be made that if an individual by his own interpretation has committed only venial sin during his lifetime, he is assured of eventually inheriting eternal life. In contrast mortal sins will be serious, grave or mortal sin that are the knowing and wilful violations of God's law in a serious matter, for example, idolatry, adultery, murder and slander.