VVm032 Theory of Art

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PaedDr. Radek Horáček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PaedDr. Radek Horáček, Ph.D.
Department of Art – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. et Mgr. Jana Nedomová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Art – Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
- Students get to know with basic definitions and terminology and mastering of the main developments in art theory.
- Students learn the ability to interpret theoretical concepts and apply them to their own pedagogical practice.
Learning outcomes
- student will acquire knowledge of the nature of the field
- student knows basic terminology, personality, methodological concepts and developmental stages of art theory
- student will be able to find adequate interpretation of theoretical concepts and uses lessons from different periods for his own pedagogical and creative practice
  • Art theory as part of the theoretical thinking of ancient antiquity; marravia, ekfrasis, cestovopisy and beginnings of descriptions and interpretations of works of art; recipes and descriptions of technologies in Renaissance and Enlightenment
  • Technological tracts and period theory of art
  • Life of the Famous - The Biographical Concept of Theory
  • The birth of art theory in the 19th century - the Vienna School
  • Erwin Panofsky and Ernst Gombrich
  • Postmodern and its representatives
  • Processing commented conspect; interpretation of theoretical text in a professional magazine or catalog for exhibition, bibliography processing and biography into catalogs for exhibitions
  • Overlaps of theory of art and theory of art education (Igor Zhoř, Josef Hlaváček, Jaroslav Brožek)
    required literature
  • KROUPA, Jiří. Školy dějin umění. Metodologie dějin umění I. (The Schools of Art History. The Methodology of Art History I.). Druhé, rozšířené a upravené. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007, 255 pp. I. ISBN 978-80-210-4247-6. info
  • BOURRIAUD, Nicolas. Postprodukce : kultura jako scénář: jak umění nově programuje současný svět. Translated by Petr Turek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Tranzit, 2004, 106 s. ISBN 8090345204. info
  • Vizuální teorie : současné anglo-americké myšlení o výtvarných dílech. Edited by Ladislav Kesner, Translated by Lucie Vidmarová - Ladislav Kesner. Vyd. tohoto souboru 1. Jinočany: H & H, 1997, 265 s. : i. ISBN 80-86022-17-X. info
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Richard. Teoretizace avantgardy : modernismus, expresionismus a problém postmoderny. Translated by Martin Pokorný. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2010, 294 s. ISBN 9788072942695. info
  • Před obrazem : antologie americké výtvarné teorie a kritiky. Edited by Tomáš Pospiszyl, Translated by Věra Chase - Ruben Pellar. 1. vyd. Praha: OSVU, 1998, 189 s. ISBN 8023812966. info
Teaching methods
lectures, reading, class discussion
Assessment methods
Processing commentary from current foreign literature.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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