The Mass's Martyrs Meet the Might of the Masses
The letter М 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 М from The Anti-Religious Alphabet
Medium and Support:
Marion Stratton Gould Fund
The Anti-Religious Alphabet
From a portfolio of 27 prints.
This image juxtaposes stragglers going to church, seduced by the holy relics of martyrs, with the massive numbers of workers heading into a factory. The powerful factory whistle blasts its call to labor; the fractured and broken lines around the church bell suggest the weakness of both its sound and effectiveness in an industrialized society.