DU1704 Epochs of Art history IV: Modern Art

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/4/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Alena Pomajzlová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Anna Jaegerová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Willerthová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Alena Pomajzlová, Ph.D.
Department of Art History – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History – Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 K31, except Tue 16. 4. ; and Wed 28. 2. 18:00–19:40 K31, Tue 5. 3. 18:00–19:40 K31, Tue 19. 3. 18:00–19:40 K31, Tue 2. 4. 18:00–19:40 K31, Tue 30. 4. 18:00–19:40 K31, Tue 21. 5. 18:00–19:40 K31
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
Epochs of art history IV acquaints with the development of modern art from 1850, it is focussed on style characteristics, principal artists, works and their interpretations. It will deal with the changes of the perception of art works, relations between modernism and tradition and social context of art.
Learning outcomes
This course will teach students to get acquainted with modern art and to know and understand principal mouvements and works of this period.
  • 1. French painting after 1850: Courbet, Manet, impressionists 2. Art around 1900 and sources of modern architecture 3.Principal events, artists and works of nineteenth century Czech art 4. European art 1900-1918 and the plurality of new mouvements 5. Is abstraction the style od twentieth century? 6. Avant-garde art of the 1920s and 1930s and totalitarian regimes 7. Czech art 1900-1945 in European context 8. Changes after WW II, Europe and America, modernism and "invasion" of mass culture into art 9. Architecture after 1945 10 Contemporary art.
  • POTTS, Alex. Experiments in modern realism : world making, politics and the everyday in postwar European and American art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013, 476 s. ISBN 9780300187687. info
  • HARRISON, Charles. Since 1950 : art and its criticism. Edited by Alex Potts. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009, x, 262. ISBN 9780300151862. info
  • BREGANTOVÁ, Polana. Dějiny českého výtvarného umění. Edited by Rostislav Švácha - Marie Platovská. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2007, s. 537-114. ISBN 9788020014896. info
  • BREGANTOVÁ, Polana. Dějiny českého výtvarného umění. Edited by Rostislav Švácha - Marie Platovská. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2007, 526 s. ISBN 9788020014896. info
  • Modern sculpture reader. Edited by Jon Wood - David Hulks - Alex Potts. Leeds: Henry Moore Institute, 2007, xxx, 511. ISBN 9781606061060. info
  • DEMPSEY, Amy. Umělecké styly, školy a hnutí : encyklopedický průvodce moderním uměním. 2. vyd. [Praha]: Slovart, 2005, 304 s. ISBN 8072097318. info
  • FOSTER, Hal. Art since 1900 : modernism, antimodernism, postmodernism. 1st pub. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004, 704 s. ISBN 0500238189. info
  • FRAMPTON, Kenneth. Moderní architektura : kritické dějiny. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2004, 457 s. ISBN 8020012613. info
  • POTTS, Alex. The sculptural imagination : figurative, modernist, minimalist. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000, xiii, 417. ISBN 9780300088014. info
  • BRETTELL, Richard R. Modern art, 1851-1929 : capitalism and representation. 1st publ. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999, ix, 258. ISBN 019284220X. info
  • KRAUSS, Rosalind E. The originality of the avant-garde and other modernist myths. 1st MIT Press pbk. ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1986, 307 s. ISBN 0262610469. info
  • KRAUSS, Rosalind E. Passages in modern sculpture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1981, ix, 308. ISBN 0262610337. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
exam, colloquium
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět je povinný spolu s dalšími souvisejícími a navazujícími kurzy propedeutického roku: DU0106 Epochy dějin umění I DU0107 Epochy dějin umění II DU0108 Epochy dějin umění III.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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