DU2307 Religious Orders and Early Modern Painting

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Michaela Šeferisová Loudová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Michaela Šeferisová Loudová, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:00–11:40 K31
The course is intended for students of master degree studies. Basic knowledge on history of European baroque painting in 17th and 18th century is presupposed.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course introduces selected chapters from the history of the baroque wall painting in the Central Europe and inspects the position of the Catholic Church and church orders in the process of development of its stylistic forms and iconography.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course student should be able to:
- characterise the role of the Church and orders in the history of the baroque wall painting
- specify the way the orders implemented their influence on the iconography and visuality of paintings
- describe the main resolutions issued by the Council of Trent and significant ideas of selected theological tractates in their relation to the early modern art
- describe and explain the main iconographic topics of the baroque wall paintings in the church milieu.
  • The influence of orders on shaping of wall painting forms in the Baroque (Jesuits, Benedictines)
  • "Bildertheologie", images from the classical mythology, images of nudity, censorship.
  • Glorification/apotheosis in the church milieu as the most important iconographic theme of the early modern art.
  • The Jesuits order - orders and their influence on the formation of baroque wall painting.
  • Illusionism in the baroque wall painting; the relationship between wall paintings and sacral architecture.
  • MÁDL, Martin, Radka HEISSLEROVÁ, Michaela ŠEFERISOVÁ LOUDOVÁ and Štěpán VÁCHA. Benediktini I-II. Barokní nástěnná malba v českých zemích (The Benedictines I-II. Baroque Ceiling Paintings in the Czech Lands). Praha: Nakladatelství Academia, 2016. 1061 pp. sv. I-II. ISBN 978-80-200-2621-7. info
  • LEVY, Evonne Anita. Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. 353 s. ISBN 0520233573. info
  • HECHT, Christian. Die Glorie : Begriff, Thema, Bildelement in der europäischen Sakralkunst vom Mittelalter bis zum Ausgang des Barock. 1. Aufl. Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 2003. 491 s. ISBN 3795415403. info
  • Die Jesuiten in Wien : zur Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte der österreichischen Ordensprovinz der "Gesellschaft Jesu" im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Edited by Herbert Karner - Werner Telesko. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2003. 282 s. ISBN 3700132034. info
  • APPUHN-RADTKE, Sibylle. Visuelle Medien im Dienst der Gesellschaft Jesu : Johann Christoph Storer (1620-1671) als Maler der Katholischen Reform. 1. Aufl. Regensburg: Schnell und Steiner, 2000. 411 s. ISBN 3795412838. info
  • HECHT, Christian. Katholische Bildertheologie im Zeitalter von Gegenreformation und Barock : Studien zu Traktaten von Johannes Molanus, Gabriele Paleotti und anderen Autoren. Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag, 1997. 506 s. ISBN 3786119309. info
  • KERBER, Bernhard. Andrea Pozzo. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1971. 285 s. ISBN 3110018632. info
Teaching methods
lectures, home reading
Assessment methods
The course is closed by written exam.
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