The Jury's Judgment: Jeers for a Judas
The letter И 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 И 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 religious faith and passive resistance movement of Mahatma Gandhi, the Hindu leader who was an activist for the rights of Indians under British colonial rule, was in direct opposition to the philosophy of the militant Soviet anti-religious campaign. On the left, Gandhi is shown with his hand outstretched, receiving money from the bejeweled hand of a capitalist; on the right, masses of Indians carrying the Soviet flag with its sign of the hammer and sickle raise their fists in anger.