Ilya Glazunov is one of the few artists, his name has been associated with disputes over many decades. The admiration of the viewer is accompanied by criticism, but interest in his work continues unabated.
Creativity Glazunov associated with Dostoevsky. The artist for 30 years revealed to the viewer the images created by the great novelist, embodied in them the spirit, all the inconsistency and complexity invested by the writer.
Glazunov illustrated the key moments of the works of Dostoevsky.
While drawing their heroes, the artist does not paint his clothes with such care, he does not betray her a meaningful accent. He pays more attention to the writing of the face; it is precisely this that is the center of the picture. It is through him that the artist reveals the inner world and soul of the hero.
In a situation where the artist does not just write his personal creation, but illustrates an alien creation, he is very limited in the means of transmitting the situation and character of the hero within the framework of the picture and the storyline. It conveys the inner world, character, experiences through the face: through the expression of the eyes, the sharpness or pomp of the lips, the slightest creases and wrinkles on the skin.
In each portrait Glazunov seeks to convey the thoughts and the essence of the internal struggle of good and evil.
Pictures of Glazunov, illustrating the images of the heroes of the writer’s works reveal the whole inner world and psychological portrait embedded in them by writers. The tandem of Glazunov and Dostoevsky is striking not with a magnificent combination of talents, but with an incredible unity and integrity of the views of the worldview and perception of reality.
The versatility of the view, the variety of topics and means of their image is combined with high skill and is expressed in the uniqueness of his works, the uniqueness of the individual handwriting of Glazunov.