HTP007 Aesthetics and General Theory of Art 2

Faculty of Education
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
HTP006 Aesthetics and General Theory of Art 1
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 course is focused on the problematics of interpretation (explication) of the art works from the point of view of aesthetics and theory of arts. Special attention is paid to the issue of kitsch.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to understand to 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 aspects of understanding to notion of "beauty" and its functioning from the axiological point of view.
  • The relation of aesthetics and art theory.
  • Listing of development of aesthetics with view to philosophy of art.
  • Specifications of the music aesthetics and fine art, elements of art theory in the context of its development.
  • Mass culture and the phenomenon of kitsch. Artistic value, norm and function in art.
  • The problem of the midcult (U. Eco).
  • Extensive and intensive transitions in the arts.
  • Artistic value, norm and function in the art.
    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
  • PERNIOLA, Mario. Estetika 20. století. Edited by Helena Jarošová - Miloš Ševčík, Translated by Alena Bahníková. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Karolinum, 2000, 169 s. ISBN 802460213X. info
  • MORPURGO-TAGLIABUE, Guido. Současná estetika. Edited by Miloš Jůzl, Translated by Zdena Plošková. 1. vyd. Praha: Odeon, 1985, 552 s. URL info
  • VOLEK, Jaroslav. Základy obecné teorie umění. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1968, 259 s. URL info
  • GILBERTOVÁ, Katharine Everett and Helmut KUHN. Dějiny estetiky [Gilbertová, 1965]. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1965, 502 s. info
    not specified
  • PHILIPSON, Morris. Aesthetics today. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1961. 475 s.
  • SCRUTON, Roger. Understanding music : philosophy and interpretation. 1st pub. London: Continuum, 2009, 244 s. ISBN 9781847065063. info
  • CHVATÍK, Květoslav. Strukturální estetika. Vyd. 2., přeprac. Brno: Host, 2001, 210 s. ISBN 80-7294-027-9. info
  • MATHAUSER, Zdeněk. Estetika racionálního zření. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1999, 161 s. ISBN 8071847925. info
  • ZUSKA, Vlastimil. Estetika na křižovatce humanitních disciplín. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1997, 198 s. ISBN 8071843792. info
  • BERNARD, Jan. Jazyk, kinematografie, komunikace :o mezeře mezi světy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Národní filmový archiv, 1995, 184 s. ISBN 80-7004-079-3. info
  • BALABAN, Mira, Kemal EBCIOGLU and Otto E. LASKE. Understanding music with AI : perspectives on music cognition. Cambridge, Mass.: AAAI Press, 1992, xxxviii, 5. ISBN 0262521709. info
  • ZICH, Otakar. Estetické vnímání hudby ; Estetika hudby. Edited by Miloš Jůzl. 1. vyd. Praha: Supraphon, 1981, 451 s. URL info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation, discussion, consultations.
Assessment methods
Oral exam. 2 questions (1 - aesthetics, 1 - art theory) from the range of the required and recommended study literature and the programme of both semesters.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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