From 22 March to 4 June, In artibus Foundation will show From Coast to Coast, an exhibition of Tatyana Mavrina’s drawings. It includes more than 150 works from ten Moscow collections.
The exhibition explores one of the main themes in Mavrina’s work — views of old Russian cities, village landscapes and sketches of everyday city life. The gouaches and watercolours, which are brought together geographically, cover almost all stages of Mavrina’s long creative life. From rare drawings of the late 1920s and 1930s, which were shown at the exhibition of the 13 group, of which the artist was a member, and Moscow war-time albums that are prized by Russian collectors to numerous works created from the 1960s to the 1980s depicting trips to the Volga, the Golden Ring and Moscow Region.
“We all love to travel”, wrote Mavrina. “The example of the Tver merchant Afanasy Nikitin, who travelled beyond the three seas back in the 17th century appeals to us. His shadow remained even in Russian fairy tales: ‘Nikita, he who was in the towns and travelled the earth’. The last words, ‘he who travelled the earth’ are particularly good. Since I was a child, I have dreamt of being a traveller, if not beyond the three seas, then at least from coast to coast.”
Today, when travelling the country is the main trend within national tourism, our exhibition allows viewers not only to expand their knowledge of Mavrina’s work but also to discover once again the charm of familiar Moscow streets and nearby landscapes, the beauty of the ancient cities of central Russia and the modest joys pf provincial life, looking through the artist’s eyes at how these places have changed over the years.
The exhibition was designed by Konstantin Larin.
Inna Bazhenova is the founder of the In artibus Foundation, the publisher of the international network of The Art Newspaper, the founder of the annual The Art Newspaper Prize and The Art Newspaper Russia Film Festival, a collector, a patron and a participant in and initiator of cultural projects.
In artibus Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports research in the field of classical art. Its main fields of activity are organising exhibitions together with museums, cultural foundations and private collections in Russia and abroad, publishing, organising academic conferences and supporting international cultural initiatives. The Foundation’s exhibition space opened in 2014.
Address: In artibus Foundation, Prechistenskaya naberezhnaya, 17 (entrance from Kursovoi pereulok)
Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00
Exhibition ticket: 300 roubles
Children 7–17 and students: 150 roubles
Concessions, including pensioners: free