DU2001 Seminar: Historiography of Art History

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Jakubec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Jakubec, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Wed 12:00–13:40 K31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course – seminar deals with the basic literature about the art from antiquity into early modern times. It shows the origin of the art history in the age of humanism and of enlightenment and seeks to describe and define the basic „schools“ of art history until 1945.
Learning outcomes
The students get up the basic outline of art history´s history. They will aquired the knowledge of the major trends and personalities that shaped reflection of visual culture in its historical perspective. The students also assumed the contextual and methodological background of the discipline.
  • 1. The antiquity: rhetoric, ekfrasis, art history as a history of inovations. & 2. Middle ages I – art and hagiography, Cennino Cennini, the topographical writings. & 3. Renaissance and new idea of „art“ : Ghiberti, Landino, Alberti, "ars" and Leonardo da Vinci. & 4. The art history as a history of artists ("vite"): Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) and his followers. & 5. Reflexion of art in Baroque . & 6. The art history as a history of an ideals: Johann Joachim Winckelmann.& 7. The enlightenment in Rance and at critics: Diderot, . & 8. Karl Friedrich von Rumohr: the founder of art history, K. G. Waagen, J. D. Passavant and romanticism. & 9. School of Berlin: the style, two art histories: formal-style and spirit of history. & 10. Connoisseurschip and museums in the 19th c. & 12. The methodical schools: Heinrich Wölfflin, Henri Focillon& 11. School of Vienna: Eitelberger, Thausing, Wickhoff, Riegl, Dvořák, von Schlosser.& 12. The schools of iconology: Aby Warburg and Erwin Panofsky& 13. Situation in the 20th century
    required literature
  • WITTLICH, Petr. Literatura k dějinám umění : vývojový přehled. 2., upr. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2008. 120 s. ISBN 9788024614700. info
  • KROUPA, Jiří. Školy dějin umění : metodologie dějin umění. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1996. 216 s. ISBN 8021014520. info
    not specified
  • KROUPA, Jiří. Metody dějin umění. Metodologie dějin umění 2 (The Methods of the Art History. The Methodology of the Art History 2). První. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. 343 pp. Historiae Artium. ISBN 978-80-210-5315-1. info
  • LOCHER, Hubert. Kunstgeschichte als historische Theorie der Kunst, 1750-1950. 2. korr. und um ein Nachw. e. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2010. 533 s. ISBN 9783770550838. info
  • MINOR, Vernon Hyde. Art history's history. 2nd ed. New Jersey: Upper saddle river, 2001. xii, 228. ISBN 0130851337. info
  • Altmeister moderner Kunstgeschichte. Edited by Heinrich Dilly. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 1990. 295 s. ISBN 4496004703. info
  • KULTERMANN, Udo. Geschichte der Kunstgeschichte : der Weg einer Wissenschaft. München: Prestel-Verlag, 1990. 272 stran. ISBN 3791310569. info
Teaching methods
Seminar, reading of the texts, discussion.
Assessment methods
For succesful passing through the course it is necessary: - final reflexion of the text as essay - no absence without proper excuse - active participaton on the course - that means discussion the text for each lesson. Unsatisfactory fulfilment of the obligation will be the reason of non-evaluation of the course
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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