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Glazunov’s paintings differ from other writing styles. They embody the plurality of various details of time, events ever occurred. Glazunov's paintings - a kind of collage, chronological passages.
The painting “My Life” tells us about the life of the artist, about his fate, about the events that took place and of particular importance in his career, were important for his family and him personally. Before us is the whole soul of the artist, all his thoughts and memories. A thread runs through the entire canvas of the artist's indestructible love for Russia, his faith in the unshakable power of his homeland. Just at the time of his painting, he was also writing an autobiographical book. The words of his book are closely intertwined with the plot underlying the picture.
In the left part of the picture, the artist depicted the key moments of his life that are associated with his living in the northern capital. Petersburg was and remains for him the Motherland - there he was born, survived the blockade of Leningrad. Alas, none of his family could survive the blockade.
The fresco "Aurora" is a memory of the training of Glazunov at an art school. In the same place, in the alma mater, the artist also met the love of his life - his wife, a number of images on the left side of the picture are connected primarily with her. The artist’s children did not go unnoticed either - the scene of a home evening reading books is depicted.
The author separates us from the left side of the picture by a column of smoke - this is a kind of reference to the era of socialism. In the center is the coat of arms of Russia, which for Glazunov with his love for the Motherland means excessively much. On the right you can see an endless staircase that goes somewhere very high. This staircase symbolizes the path to God, to faith, to the spiritual. But nobody is on this staircase yet ...
Korin Alexander Nevsky