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Galina V. Varakina

Svetlana N. Perevolochanskaya

Valentina V. Azarova

Varvara E. Dobrovolskaya

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Galina V. Varakina — DSc in Culturology, Associate Professor, Institute of Slavic Culture, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Khibinsky pr., 6, 129337 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0004-3989
E-mail: galina_varakina@mail.ru

Svetlana N. Perevolochanskaya — PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Institute of Slavic Culture, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Khibinsky pr., 6, 129337 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6390-0469
E-mail: perevolochanskaja@yandex.ru

Valentina V. Azarova — DSc in Arts, Saint-Petersburg State University, University Emb., 11, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1049-2259
E-mail: azarova_v.v@inbox.ru

Varvara E. Dobrovolskaya — PhD in Philology, Institute of Slavic Culture, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Khibinsky pr., 6, 129337 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2346-7493
E-mail dobrovolska@inbox.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 66


pp. 320–332


February 27, 2022

Approved after reviewing

April 16, 2022

Date of publication

December 28, 2022



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The present paper is the result of a comprehensive study of the author's collective. It touches upon different fields of humanitarian knowledge: art criticism, philology and folklore studies. The unifying core of the study is the principle of interdisciplinary and research methods of iconology and comparative studies. The appeal to these methods is dictated both by the polystylistic nature of contemporary art and culture, as well as the change in the correlation of text and context within scholarly discourse. The strengthening of the role of context within the boundaries of a particular scholarly area allows one to reach the level of general artistic and even multicultural generalizations. At the same time the fiction text under study is thought of as part of the overall system, which allows us seeing in it not only the singular, but also the unified. Thus, the literary text is conceptualized as a cultural concept. The authors demonstrate this approach through the analysis of several artistic and aesthetic phenomena: the modern architectural neoclassicism (by G. V. Varakina), the prose poem “Christ” by I. S. Turgenev (by S. N. Perevolochanskaya), the 20th century mystery (by V. V. Azarova), the storyline “Cupid and Psyche” (by V. E. Dobrovolskaya). The general conclusion of the research establishes the importance of cross-disciplinary approach in Humanities, due to the growing complexity of culture and art and increasing requirements for researcher’s erudition and systematic way of thinking. Science strives to reveal the true meanings, making up for the lack of spirituality of the post-industrial society. Taking such an active interest in cross-disciplinary research is due to an increased concern for human beings, anthropocentricity.


Iconology, Comparative Studies, Interdisciplinarity, Text and Context, Intertextuality, Symbol, Concept of Culture.


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