‘Friday feeling’ at the State Russian Museum St Petersburg
Ilya Repin’s, Barge-haulers on the Volga, (1870–73). Friday feeling.
The name Friday comes from the Old English Frīġedæġ, meaning the “day of Frige“, a result of an old convention associating the Old English goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess Venus, with whom the day is associated in many different cultures. (Source Wikipedia)
‘Friday feeling’ at the State Russian Museum St Petersburg, perhaps epitomised by Ilya Repin’s, Barge-haulers on the Volga, (1870–73).
That end of the week Friday feeling
The joys of seeing the week’s working life draw to a close and a long weekend to look forward to. That Friday feeling.
Perhaps not a real Friday feeling. This work probably more in truth captures the suffering which the poor labouring peasants had to endure under the Tsarist regimes and indeed, did they do any better under Communism or Western Capitalism?
A picture tells 1000 words – Friday
Art highlighting politics. Art narrating a story. Art as a powerful tool to encapsulate a message and drive it home in the most dramatic way – by illustration. A picture tells a 1000 words – how would you illustrate the ‘Friday Feeling?’