The Faithful Friars' Frequent Fasting
The letter Е from The Anti-Religious Alphabet
14 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (37.8 x 27 cm)
Mikhail Mikhailovich Cheremnykh
(Tomsk, Russia, 1890 - 1962, Moscow, USSR)
Full Title:The letter Е from The Anti-Religious Alphabet
Medium and Support:
Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Location: Not currently on view
The Anti-Religious Alphabet
From a portfolio of 27 prints.
The fast, or sacrificial self-denial of food, is a traditional method of religious observance in most faiths. The irony in this image is clear: the priest who is in theory serving the faith and the faithful through sacrifice is in reality a glutton.