DU4005 History of Czech Art in Outline

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2005
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.
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 lectures survey the development of Czech art in the European context, which means that definition of what is or is not Czech art will be attempted at first. The course focuses on a selection of works and authors on which the features of respective periods will be shown rather than provides an extensive list of art works, names of artists and dates. Related issues of context, history, patronage, authorship and others will be discussed as well. Starting in the Middle Ages, the lectures will lead students through history of art until the post-war period. Vocabulary from the field of art history connected with the topics discussed is provided at the course web page.
  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Czech, Art, and History. Basic terms of art history. Lecture 2: Architecture and Sculpture in Bohemia in the Middle Ages (relation of sacral architecture and sculpture in Bohemia). Description of the cathedral and the church. Lecture 3: Devotional painting cycles in Bohemia of the Middle Ages. Look at the medieval artistic practice and the significance of authorship. Lecture 4: Renaissance architecture in Bohemia and Moravia (turn to the Profane). Survey of architectonic orders. Lecture 5: Rudolf II. and artists at his service. Rules of patronage. Lecture 6: Baroque sculpture and painting (Matthias Bernard Braun and Karel Skreta). Lecture 7: Baroque architecture: different "Baroques" in Bohemia and Moravia. Problems of/with style. Lecture 8: Two versions of Czech nationalism: Generation of the National Theatre and Alphons Mucha's The Slav epic. Lecture 9: "-isms" in the Czech lands (reflected in the work of Frantisek Kupka). Lecture 10: Architecture of the early 20th century in Brno (a tour). Lecture 11: Art since WWII. The official and unofficial scenes. Imposition of ideas and the reaction against it.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
The assessment will consist of two parts. 80% will be represented by a short essay of app. 4000 characters on one of the issues discussed throughout the semester with the student's own remarks and observations included. 20% will depend on the student's participation in the classes (presentation on a current topic, active work, contribution).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, 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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