About the author

Maria V. Tarasova

Fine Art Expert,

Ph.D.,

Associate Professor,

Assistant professor of Culture Studies Department,

The School for the Humanities,

The Siberian Federal University,

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Education and training

 

- Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy).

Thesis title: 

“The communication between a viewer and a work of art in culture”, research that investigates the problems and mechanisms of art communication (works of Western European art are analysed as subjects of art communication).

Name and type of organisation providing education and training:

Krasnoyarsk State University, Krasnoyarsk

 

- Fine Art Expert.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training:

Krasnoyarsk State University, Krasnoyarsk

 

- Teacher of English Language

Name and type of organisation providing education: 

Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University, Krasnoyarsk

 

- retraining courses in Art History (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London);

- retraining courses in CLIL Methodology (Siberian Federal University);

- retraining courses in Academic Writing (Siberian Federal University);

- retraining courses in projects management (Educational Forum Inc., Moscow);

- retraining courses in e-learning (Satellite Inc., Moscow).

 

Work experience

September 2000 - August 2003:

Occupation: Assistant at the Department of Theory and History of Culture.

Name of employer: Krasnoyarsk State University.

September 2003 - August 2005:

Occupation: Senior Lecturer at the Art Sudies Department.

Name of employer: Krasnoyarsk State University.

September 2005 - August 2013:

Occupation or position held: Associate professor of Art Studies Department.

Name of employer: Siberian Federal University

September 2013 onwards:

Occupation or position held: Associate professor of Culture Studies Department.

Name of employer: Siberian Federal University

Main activities and responsibilities:

- Reading lectures on Art History of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome;

- Reading lectures on Art History of Middle Ages and Byzantium;

- Reading lectures on Art History of Western Europe of XIX-XX centuries;

- Reading lectures on Western European Literature of XVII-XIX centuries;

- Reading lectures on Russian literature;

- Reading lectures on Problems in History, Sociology and Psychology of Art;

- Reading lectures on Interdisciplinary approach to modern art theory and history; 

- Reading lectures on the history of Middle Ages and Renaissance;

- Reading lectures on Sociology of Cinema;

- Reading lectures on History and Theory of Documentary Films;

- Reading lectures on History of Film Theories;

- Reading lectures on History of Television;

- Reading lectures on Sociology of Art;

- Conducting practical classes on English language.

Here you can watch a lesson by Maria Tarasova for the students of the Siberian Federal University (Culture Studies and Arts and Humanities specializations). The lesson was presented on March 24, 2016.

The topic of the lesson is Description and Analysis of a Painting. 

On the basis of a piece "A Weeping Woman" by Pablo Picasso students explore strategies of analysing pictures and understanding ideas of art works. 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Sphere of scientific interests:

Theory of Culture, Philosophy of Culture, Art Theory, Art History, Art Education, Visual Thinking, Art Sociology.

Author of books on Art History, Theory of Culture, Theory of Art, Art and Education.

- History of Art, (Krasnoyarsk, 2008).

- Art of Byzantium, (Krasnoyarsk, 2010).

- Communication Basis of Art Culture, (Krasnoyarsk, 2010).

- Culture and Education: Principles of Correlation (Krasnoyarsk, 2012).

- Theory and Practice of the Dialogue between a Viewer and a Work of Art (Krasnoyarsk, 2015).

Author of articles on Art History, Art Theory, Theory and Philosophy of Culture, on educational capacities of culture.

Rules of Art Communication Between a Viewer and an Art-Work. Journal of Siberian Federal University, Humanities and Social Sciences. 2009 2 (1).

The Architecture of Krasnoyarsk as a Space of Social Identification. Correlation of Cosmocentric and Sociocentric Ideals. Journal of Siberian Federal University, Humanities and Social Sciences. 2011 4 (12).

Participant of International Scientific Conferences and TEDx events.

Educational Power of Art, or What Art Can Teach Us? // TEDxYauzaRiver (Moscow, 2012) 

Getting into Image: Temptation of the Art // TEDxKaraulnayaGora (Krasnoyarsk, 2012)

Visual Thinking: Seeing the Future // TEDxSibFU (Krasnoyarsk, 2014)