The Moscow State Picture Gallery of the People’s Artist of the USSR Ilya Glazunov was opened on August 31, 2004. As a gift to Moscow, Ilya Sergeyevich Glazunov handed over his paintings and graphic works.
The exposition of the gallery presents over 700 paintings by the world-famous artist. The Moscow State Picture Gallery of Ilya Glazunov
Ilya Glazunov is an active member of the Russian Academy of Arts, an academician, a laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, an honorary member of the Royal Academies of Arts in Madrid and Barcelona, a chevalier of the UNESCO award – the “Picasso Gold Medal” for his contribution to world culture and civilization. The Moscow State Picture Gallery of Ilya Glazunov
Gallery of Ilya Glazunov is located in the historical district of Moscow near the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Its uniqueness is a huge world of images created by the artist during the second half of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centur. His monumental canvases, historical paintings, illustrations to the works of Russian classical literature, numerous portraits, images of the cycle “City”. Sketches of theatrical scenery for Russian classical operatives N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. P. Borodina, P. I. Tchaikovsky.
The main feature of the gallery, which distinguishes it from modern galleries and museums, is that, in addition to works of fine art, there are masterpieces of Old Russian icon painting, wooden sculpture, copper cast icons and a folding icons of XV – XIX centuries; furniture items of the turn of the XIX – XX centuries from the collection of Ilya Sergeevich Glazunov.
It is often written in the modern press about the “phenomenon of Ilya Glazunov”, whose talent is exceptionally multifaceted, as judged by the gallery’s exposition. He is not only an artist, but also an architect, the author of interiors (the decoration of the halls of the gallery is made according to his projects), historian, publicist, writer (the author of the well-known book “Russia Crucified”), public figure, founder and rector of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and the architecture of Ilya Glazunov
The gallery provides excursion services for all categories of the population, concerts of classical and folk music, conferences, lectures.