HTP006 Aesthetics and General Theory of Art 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D.
Department of Music - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Music - Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic aesthetic categories and concepts, the problems of general, artistic and musical aesthetics and art theory in the context of the development of both disciplines.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to understand the notion of beauty and its functioning from the axiological point of view, the music aesthetics, art theory and the visual and music art in the context of its development.
  • The issue of beauty in the context of historical development of art.
  • Beauty as a axiologic category.
  • Problems of pseudo-values, the specificities of mass culture.
  • The development of the theory of art.
  • The relationship of aesthetics and art theory.
  • Overview of the development of aesthetics in the light of the philosophy of art.
  • Specificity aesthetics of music and visual arts.
    required literature
  • CHALUMEAU, Jean-Luc. Přehled teorií umění : / :[přehled filozofie a historie umění a kritiky]. Edited by Pierre Brunel, Translated by Helena Beguivinová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2003. 122 s. ISBN 80-7178-663-2. info
  • CHVATÍK, Květoslav. Strukturální estetika. Vyd. 2., přeprac. Brno: Host, 2001. 210 s. ISBN 80-7294-027-9. info
  • MORPURGO-TAGLIABUE, Guido. Současná estetika : L'Esthétique contemporaine (Orig.). Translated by Zdena Plošková - Miloš Jůzl, Edited by Miloš Jůzl. 1. vyd. Praha: Odeon, 1985. 552 s. info
  • VOLEK, Jaroslav. Základy obecné teorie umění. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1968. info
  • GILBERTOVÁ, Katharine Everett and Helmut KUHN. Dějiny estetiky [Gilbertová, 1965]. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1965. 502 s. info
    recommended literature
  • POLEDŇÁK, Ivan. Hudba jako problém estetiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2006. 287 s. ISBN 8024612151. info
  • EGGEBRECHT, Hans Heinrich. Hudba a krásno. Translated by Jarmila Gabrielová. Vyd. 1. Praha: NLN, 2001. 219 s. ISBN 80-7106-479-3. info
  • KULKA, Tomáš. Umění a kýč. Vyd. 2., rozš. Praha: Torst, 2000. 292 s. ISBN 80-7215-128-2. info
  • VOLEK, Jaroslav. Kapitoly z dějin estetiky. 1, Od antiky k počátku 20. století. 2. vyd. Praha: Panton, 1985. 312 s. info
    not specified
  • FREELAND, Cynthia A. Teorie umění. Praha: Dokořán, 2011. 190 s. ISBN 978-80-7363-164-2.
  • An introduction to neuroaesthetics : the neuroscientific approach to aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, and arts appreciation. Edited by Jon O. Lauring. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2014. ix, 425. ISBN 9788763541404. info
  • Art now. Edited by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Köln: Taschen, 2013. 575 stran. ISBN 9783836528160. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation, class discussion, comparative analysis.
Assessment methods
Credit. Semester paper on negotiated topic from the range of specific aesthetic or art problems (10-15 pages). The paper is based on the requirements of doctoral thesis of the student.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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