• Medina expressed his condolences in connection with the death of Ilya Glazunov

  • The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky expressed his condolences in connection with death of the artist Ilya Glazunov. The telegram published on agencies Sunday, July 9.

    "A great loss was suffered by the Russian culture. From one of the brightest representatives of modern art — Ilya Glazunov", — said the Minister.

    "His work was of Ilya Sergeyevich whole world, passed through himself, the drama of the moment, captured forever. He was fully immersed in the world of pictures and images, amazing spiritual connection between master and paintings was so strong that the inspiration did not leave him even in moments of rest", — stressed the head of the Ministry of culture.

    Medina added that Glazunov "left behind more than a priceless collection of masterpieces." "Asking relatives and friends of Ilya Glazunov to accept the words of condolence and support," he wrote.

    Earlier on Sunday, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov reported, that soboleznovaniya in connection with the death of Glazunov expressed the head of state Vladimir Putin. "The President has sent deep condolences to the families of Glazunov in connection with his death," — said Peskov.

    On the death of Glazunov it became known July 9. He died at the age of 87 years.

    Ilya Glazunov was awarded the order of St. Andrew Rublev of the first degree gold medal of UNESCO "For his outstanding contribution to world culture", was a full cavalier of the order "For merits before Fatherland". His signature gallery is located on Volkhonka street in Central Moscow.


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