FF:DU4005 Czech art in Outline - Course Information
DU4005 History of Czech Art in OutlineFaculty of Arts
- 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.
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