A solar circle, but instead of a clear sky, there is a scorched city around. This is how the children of Donbass paint their world. He seemed to be divided into two parts. Universal sadness in the eyes of one child, for whom the most cherished dream is a life without war.
"For the children of Donbass, the word" peace "is interpreted as peace, a peaceful life, and this world has narrowed for them to the very territory where they live today and where it is not easy at all," said Anna, head of the department of architectural design of the Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Gelfond.
A world that is safer for adults in politics to look out of a keyhole or barbed wire from. The children handed over their drawings to the Donbass militias in the hope that the war in their hometown will finally end. The idea to combine all these works into one traveling exhibition came from the correspondent Vera Kuzmina after another military trip to Donetsk.
“No one sees the war like that, not a single reporter, not even a military man, not a single adult sees what children see, and it really needs to be shown, it needs to be seen,” Vera Kuzmina, a political observer of TV Center, said.
To see in order to discern not only the whole tragedy of what is happening, but also a clear talent. It is no coincidence that the works of young authors from Donbass are presented at the leading architectural institute in Russia. Professionals have already become interested in such childish, but adult-like, serious creativity.
"A passionate desire, literally passionate, to help them, to show their work and not only to show, but also to establish, perhaps, closer relations with them and to do everything possible so that at least in this respect they live better," said the rector of the Moscow Architectural Institute Dmitry Shvidkovsky.
A truce, where a Kalashnikov assault rifle is not a weapon, but just a part of a still life, where flowers bloom even on the armor of a tank. All the diversity of such a fragile and so long-awaited world through the eyes of children will be seen by other architectural universities in Russia.
“We have already agreed that she will come to us. After that we will send this exhibition to Nizhny Novgorod,” said Sergei Sementsov, professor at the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
Each of the young authors at the exhibition has their own personal portfolio, where ordinary spectators and masters of art write not only words of support, but also a possible proposal for further education. Indeed, for some of these children, children's drawing can be the beginning of a professional path.
Elena Sakhno, Evgeny Rybin, TV Center.