International Vipper Scientific Conference 2013 Secret Charm of Pre-Raphaelites 19-20 September 2013 State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

19.09.2013 – 20.09.2013

Letter of information
Dear colleagues!
We invite you to participate at the International Vipper Scientific Conference 2013: Secret Charm of Pre-Raphaelites. The subject of  the conference  is closely related to the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde, organized by the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Tate Gallery with support of Art, Science and Sport Foundation and in cooperation with the British Council. The unique display of works of British art from museums of England and Scotland, as well as British and US private collections helps not only to form an idea of the  heritage of  great artists,  but  also  enables  scientific  discussion  on  creative  reflection  of  Pre-Raphaelites Brotherhood on aesthetic, historical, religious, political and moral issues of their time and previous epochs.

Subjects of discussion
•    Pre-Raphaelites – an avant-garde movement in various fine arts : painting, sculpture, graphic and applied arts, literature;
•    Pre-Raphaelites’ visual language and new forms of historical painting;
•    Pre-Raphaelism and aestheticism (search for beauty as “the only absolute end” of art)
•    innovative interpretation of female images and associative symbolism of Pre-Raphaelites’ works;
•    Relations between visual arts and poetry or between visual arts and music in creative work of William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Elizabeth Siddal and Simeon Solomon.
•    Parallels between British and Russian art of second half of XXth century;
Applications and subjects of reports must be sent until 26 August 2013 to the Academic Secretary of the Museum by e-mail:
There is no participation fee.
The organizers of the Conference do not cover travel and accommodation of participants.
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts may provide visa support to foreign participants of the conference through application to the consular services of the Russian Federation embassies.        


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