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Chernysheva Maria

Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Practical Work in the Field of Arts, Ph.D. in Art History (kandidat nauk)

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • French and Russian Art
  • Mimesis in Visual Art
  • Orientalist Painting
  • Representation of History in Nineteenth-Century Painting
  • Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture
  • Art and Politics


  • Mimesis in Visual Arts from Greek Classic to French Surrealism: Textbook. St.Petersburg: St.Petersburg State University, 2014. 392 p. [in Russian].
  • Manet. St.Petersburg: Belvedere, 2002. 120 p. [in Russian].

Articles and Chapters

  • The New Formula for Representing a Historical Event in the Painting of Jean-Léon Gérôme and Vasily Vereshchagin. In: The Crossroad of Arts. Russia – the West. Papers of the Faculty of History. St.Petersburg, 2016 [in Russian].
  • A New Take on the Phenomenon of Realism: The Photographic Project of the Painter Vereshchagin and General Kaufman. In: Ab Imperio. 2015. No.4 [in Russian].
  • Quatremère de Quincy on Mimesis. A Classical Concept in the Neoclassical Theory of Art. In: Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art. Collected Articles. St.Petersburg, 2015 [in Russian].
  • "The Deserted Squares" of a Big City: a Look by Baudelaire and Meryon. In: Charles Baudelaire & Walter Benjamin: Politics & Aesthetics. Moscow, 2015 [in Russian].
  • "The Russian Gerome?" Vereshchagin as a Painter of Turkestan. In: RIHA Journal. 2014, September.
  • The Town Square as a Socio-Political Topos in the Works of Baudelaire and Degas. In: Bulletin of St.Petersburg State University. Art History. 2014. Vol.15, No.2 [in Russian].
  • Theory, History, and Phenomenology of Easel Painting. In: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Field of Arts. Methodological Manual. Part 1. St.Petersburg, 2014 [in Russian].
  • Is It Necessary to Beat the Poor? Baudelaire – Proudhon – Courbet. In: Debates on Politics and Culture. 2013. No.6 (92) [in Russian].
  • Historicism beyond the Historical Genre. Three Examples from French Art of the 1870s. In: Developmental Problems of Foreign Art. France. Collected Articles. St.Petersburg, 2011 [in Russian].
  • Chardin's "The Blessing". In: Romance Collegium. 2010. No.3 [in Russian].
  • The Muse and Museums of Gustave Moreau. In: Romance Collegium. 2009. No.2 [in Russian].
  • Heroes of Modern Life in the "Homage" Portraits by Henri Fantin-Latour. From Apotheosis to a Manifest. In: The Hero in Art. Searching for the Ideal Character. St.Petersburg, 2008 [in Russian].
  • On the Famous Portrait of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud. In: The Russian Imperial Court and Europe. Dialogues of Cultures. St.Petersburg, 2007 [in Russian].
  • "... Mr. G. Draws Dandy ..." Charles Baudelaire on the Dandyism of Everyday Life. In: Refractions. 2004. Vol.3 [in Russian].
  • "Poor Gauguin." What does it mean to think about Laffitte Street while on the Island? In: Festschrift fur Ivan Czeczot. Collected Articles in Honor of Ivan Czeczot. St.Petersburg, 2004 [in Russian].
  • "The Raft of Medusa" by Theodore Gericault and "The Last Day of Pompeii" by Karl Bryullov: History of the People and a Spectacle for the Crowd. In: Collegium. 2004. №1/2 [in Russian].
  • The Significance of the Classical Tradition for the Interpretation of Manet's "Olympia." In: Bulletin of St.Petersburg State University. 1997. Vol.2, No.3 [in Russian].
  • "Music in the Tuileries" by Edouard Manet. In: Bulletin of St.Petersburg State University. 1996. Vol.2, No.3 [in Russian].
  • The Paris Case of Pissarro. In: City and Art. Subjects of Sociocultural Dialogue. Moscow, 1996 [in Russian].
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