Museums are returned to their normal lives. So at the State Pushkin Museum opened the exhibition dedicated to the outstanding artist Tatiana Mavrina. The Exhibition “Tatiana Mavrina. Moscow military” prepared by the Museum with private collectors and is dedicated to the 75-th anniversary of Victory. During the great Patriotic war it remained in Moscow and performed a series of watercolors with views of the Moscow churches.

in Addition to drawings, the exhibition presents the diaries and memoirs of the artist. Viewers will be able to see and special permission of the commandant at plein air work, which managed to obtain after she was almost arrested while drawing taken for a German spy.

Amazingly, during the war Tatiana Mavrina almost every day out on the street to capture the treasures of ancient architecture, churches, which at any moment could die from the bombing.

the Artist wrote in his memoirs: “I found my new theme immediately. Once, driving along Sretenka, from the bus window I saw a seventeenth-century Church hidden among the houses and fences. Its belfry used to stand on the street. The bell tower was gone, and the Church at any moment, could die from the bombing. How can I help beauty? It should be possible to sketch all that has been preserved in Moscow, I thought, even though on paper will be… I have become almost every day to go to Moscow and to slowly draw”.

a curiosity and respect Mavrina to culture, a desire to preserve outstanding examples of architecture and spiritual life, said at the opening of the exhibition and the head of Rospechat Mikhail Seslavinsky.

– Tatiana came not only the entire center of Moscow, not only the most significant objects, she sketched not only the most grandiose Orthodox churches, but also trying to capture the churches that were on the outskirts of the capital. Now they are seemingly at arm’s length – three or four metro stops away, and you’re already there.

Among the captured Tatiana Mavrina shrines, the exhibition presents watercolor of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy and Donskoy monasteries, the Church of the ascension in kadashi Church of Gregory of Neocaesarea on the Big Meadow. In addition, the artist managed to portray such an iconic place of the capital, as Strastnoy Boulevard, Moscow, Moscow University. Speaking about the work Mavrina included in a special directory, Seslavinsky noted for their grandeur, scale, masculinity and a sense of comfort.

a Special role in the exposition of the play diaries Mavrina, her memories that vividly convey the atmosphere of the time. “In 1941 in Moscow — the bombing, the darkening of Windows, lights are not lit, roads and pavements white stripes to navigate in the dark. The food in the city disappeared in a fish shop is only black caviar for 80 rubles a kilo, and in the market potatoes — also 80 rubles a kilo, but with combat. It turned out that there are eggs in large chunks is very disgusting, but it did not. Extracted frozen potatoes and what we have to.”

Tatiana Mavrina lived a very long and eventful life – up to 96 years. She was born in Nizhny Novgorod. In 1921-1928, he studied at the painting faculty of the VKhUTEMAS in Moscow. Included in the Union of graphic artists “Group 13”. Since the late 20-ies of the last century the beginning participated in the Russian and foreign exhibitions. Among her many awards are the international award. Hans Christian Andersen prize for illustration for books for children, including tales of Alexander Pushkin.