A Proletarian Prayer for Pious Preachers
The letter П 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 П 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.
As in many other images from the alphabet, the Roman Catholic pope is shown as a dangerous figure; a large knife attached to his rosary substitutes for the traditional Christian cross. Here, however, the pope is unsuccessful in his mission: the large boot of the young anti-religious protagonist from The Anti-Religious Alphabet forcefully removes him from the premises.