DU2317 Czech Sculpture of the 20th Century

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Alena Pomajzlová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Alena Pomajzlová, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Mon 16:00–17:40 K31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course will focus on the Czech sculpture of the 20th century in the european conext and on the theory of modern sculpture. Students will be able to interpret forms and meaning of sculptures, objects and instalations.
Learning outcomes
After the course, student will be able to analyze the main theretical concepts of the sculpture of the 20th century and orient in art tendencies of the period
  • 1. The relation between sculpture and painting in modern art.; 2. Materiality, weight, volume and spature in cubism: Gutfreund.; 6. The principle of reduction, archetypal form. Brancusi and Czech sculpture; 7. Sculpture and object. Ready made and surrealist object; 8. Sculpture and mouvement. Kinetism and Pešánek.; 9. New Czech sculpture after 1958.; 9. Constructivism and minimalism. 10. The theme: cube.; 11. Sculpture, object, installation.; 12.Modern sculpture monument and public space.
  • Český kubismus : 1909-1925 : malířství, sochařství, architektura, design. Edited by Jaroslav Anděl - Jiří Švestka - Tomáš Vlček - Pavel Liška. [Praha]: I3 CZ & Modernista, 2006. 455 s. ISBN 8023966596. info
  • WITTLICH, Petr. Sochařství české secese. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 427 s. ISBN 8071849731. info
  • POTTS, Alex. The sculptural imagination : figurative, modernist, minimalist. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. xiii, 417. ISBN 9780300088014. info
  • GUTFREUND, Otto. Otto Gutfreund : Národní galerie v Praze, Sbírka moderního umění, Veletržní palác, 14.12.1995 - 14.4.1996. Edited by Jan Bauch. Praha: Národní galerie, 1996. 351 s. ISBN 8070350989. info
  • HOJDA, Zdeněk and Jiří POKORNÝ. Pomníky a zapomníky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 1996. 280 s. ISBN 8071850500. info
  • ANDĚL, Jaroslav. Zdeněk Pešánek : 1896-1965. Edited by Jiří Zemánek, Translated by Karolína Vočadlo. V Praze: Gema Art, 1996. xxii, 450. ISBN 8070351179. info
  • KRAUSS, Rosalind E. The originality of the avant-garde and other modernist myths. 1st MIT Press pbk. ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1986. 307 s. ISBN 0262610469. info
  • KRAUSS, Rosalind E. Passages in modern sculpture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1981. ix, 308. ISBN 0262610337. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Final essay
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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