The work of many poets, writers, and artists born in the late 19th - early 20th centuries bears a striking feature. Having originated in pre-revolutionary Russia, it was saturated with the values of that time, and afterwards had to transform itself under the circumstances of the new system.
Marina Tsvetaeva was born into a deeply religious family, her grandfather was a priest, and all religious holidays were celebrated there on a grand scale. But a huge layer of her poetry associated with Orthodox Christianity was prohibited for many years.
Marina Tsvetaeva was very fond of Easter celebrations. Even in Soviet times she never stopped visiting the church, and greeting her friends and relatives on this occasion. Her poetry has a number of lines dedicated to this bright holiday. The exhibition presents greeting cards, letters, miraculously preserved painted Easter eggs, prayer books that belonged to the family and other booklets. To add to the spirit of the topic, there are several icons in the icon case that once belonged to Marina's sister.
Where: Marina Tsvetaeva House-Museum
When: from November 13, 2020, to January 16, 2021
Author: Vera Ivanova