domingo, 24 de julio de 2016
VIDAS DESPERDICIADAS... o DESPERDICIANDO LA VIDA [HUMILLANDO A LA CREACIÓN]
Walter Dendy Sadler (British painter) 1854 - 1923
aka Tomorrow will be Friday
oil on canvas
86.4 x 141 cm.
Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Sadler was well known for his humorous scenes of religious life. In this picture, which is also known as 'Tomorrow will be Friday', he shows a group of Franciscans fishing. These friars, were forbidden to eat meat on Fridays, in commemoration of the day when Christ was crucified. In 'Thursday', Sadler wrote, 'The background was made up from studies I had painted in Germany, with the help of some foreground studies made in the previous summer at Hurley on the Thames'. A pendant to this picture in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, called 'Friday', shows the friars enjoying their catch. The 1897 guide to the Tate noted that this picture 'was one of three that commenced Sir Henry Tate's collection'.