DU4005 History of Czech Art in Outline

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2003
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Marta Filipová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc.
Mon 18:20–19:55 22
Lectures are held in English. Students are required to have sufficient knowledge of the language to be able to follow the lectures.
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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course of lectures surveys development of what can be called Czech art in the European context which means that definition of what is and is not Czech art shall be made first. The course focuses on few significant works and authors which represent the respective periods rather than provides an extensive list of them. Related issues of context, history, patronage and others will be discussed as well. Starting in the Middle Ages, the lectures will lead us through history until quite recently. Art historic vocabulary connected with the topics discussed will be provided at the course web page.
  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Czech, Art, and History Lecture 2: Architecture in Bohemia in the Middle Ages (Cathedral of St. Barbara, Kutná Hora) Lecture 3: Like a Prayer: devotional sculpture and painting in Bohemia in the Middle Ages (Peter Parler; and Magister Theodorikus) Lecture 4: At the right angle: Renaissance in architecture and a radical break? (arcade chateaux) Lecture 5: King and his court: Rudolph II. and artists at his service Lecture 6: Life in Fancy: Baroque sculpture and Kuks castle: Mathias Bernard Braun Lecture 7: Baroque architecture: Santini and distortion of the Baroque Lecture 8: Birth of the nation: Generation of the National Theatre Lecture 9: Wake up, the Nation: the other face of Alphons Mucha (The Slavic epopee) Lecture 10: Follow the Function: Architecture of the early 20th century in Brno
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Colloquium will consist in a short essay of app. 4000 characters on one of the issues discussed throughout the semester with one's own remarks and observations included. The text shall be written in English, double-spaced, with name of the student, name of the course and title of the essay mentioned at the beginning. It shall be submitted until Friday, 16th January 2004 to the teacher. Volunteers who wish to obtain a special bonus can present subjects of their interest related to the actual topics directly in the lectures.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020.
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