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Scientific Conference “Antiquity in the Art of Petrovsky Time”

On Wednesday, October 20, the Department of fine arts and architecture held a scientific conference dedicated to new approaches to the study of the influence of the ancient heritage on the art of the Peter the Great era. Traditionally, antiquity in the art of Peter the Great is considered within the boundaries of the Baroque aesthetics. This method has fully justified itself, making it possible to understand the extremely diverse antique iconography of the art of the Peter the Great, in its contexts, functions and sources (the best example is

http://lib.pushkinskijdom.ru/Portals/3/PDF/XVIII/09_tom_XVIII/Morozov /Morozov.pdf).

But this method cannot exclude other ways of comprehending the “Peter’s antiquity”. Baroque regulates only those ancient ties of Peter’s culture, the medium of which is the latest European culture. At the same time, the Petrine culture had its own outputs to antiquity (for example, through the will of Peter and his imperial idea), which are revealed with great difficulty with the help of baroque optics.

The conference was held online.

PROGRAM

I. Chechot (Russian Institute for the History of Arts). — Introductory word

A. Korolev (Russian Institute for the History of Arts). — Equestrian statue of Peter the Great by B. K. Rastrelli. Antiquity VS Baroque

M. Pozdnev (St. Petersburg State University). — Cycle of Sciences, or the Greek project of Peter the Great

D. Stupnikova (Hermitage). — Motives of Peter’s architecture in the framework of neoclassicism of the early 20th century: operations of isolation and negation

I. Chechot (Russian Institute for the History of Arts). — The first statue of Neptune in Russia