Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3




Cultural History

Visual Arts

Transcultural Studies

Research Project

Artistic migration: painters from Latin America in the Salons of the Société nationale des beaux-arts (1890-1899)

The painters from Latin America who participated in the exhibitions of the Société nationale des beaux-arts represent the young generation of artists who were in the middle of the artistic processes happening in France that would become a ground for the outburst of avant-garde movements in the first quarter of the twentieth century. This epoch was marked by the blend of unpronounced artistic phenomena when academic aesthetics could mix with symbolism, or moderate impressionist-inspired techniques with the growing taste for "national" exotics. The works of Latin American artists (as well as all other foreign artists in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century) express the complexity of the French "influences" clashing with the complexity of Argentinean, Brazilian or Chilean cultural identities. The idea is to challenge the domination of "French" art and aesthetics over the artistic process in the nineteenth century and to reverse the point of view, to see the artistic world from the "periphery" and through the eyes of the painters belonging to it.


2013 – present: PhD candidate, Institut d’Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles,Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France

2012 – 2013: MA Comparative cultural studies, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France

2008 – 2010: MA Art History, European University at St. Petersburg, Russian Federation


Russian, Ukrainian (native)
English (C2)
French (C2)
Spanish (beginner)

Conference Papers and Publications:

Society of Dix-Neuviémistes annual conference "Conflict", Glasgow, the UK. Paper: The Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts versus the Société des Artistes Français: a conflict of artists, ideologies, economic paradigms.

Notions esthétiques : La perception sensible organisée, Paris. Publication: "The notions of “poetry” and “sleight” in the Russian art criticism at the end of the nineteenth century: French painting in the magazine Mir Iskusstva" in Notions esthétiques (II) : la perception sensible organisée sous la direction de Véronique Alexandre Journeau et Christine Vial Kayser, Paris, éditions L'Harmattan, 2015.

Studies of Art: latest issues of art history and philosophy of art at National academy of culture and arts, Kyiv, Ukraine. Paper: French terminology in the art criticism of Mir iskusstva.

France and Russia: interaction of cultures in XVIII – XXI centuries, The Russian academy of Fine arts museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Publication: “From Monet to Cezanne: French painting in the criticism of Mir Iskusstva magazine” in Россия-Франция. Взаимодействие культур. XVIII-XXI вв., Moscow, 2012.

Scientia Artis. French culture: traditions and modernity at Saint-Petersburg University of Culture and Arts, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Paper: Foreign influences on the critical language of Russian critics.

The Exhibition of EUSP Academic Achievements (VDNH), European University at St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Paper: The notion of “poetry” in the criticism of Mir Iskusstva and French painting.