TGC013 Semiotic Aspects of Art

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D.
Department of Art - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Jitka Juřicová
Supplier department: Department of Art - Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 14 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Introduction to art theory semiotics, creation of an analytical text from the field of art theory semiotics
Learning outcomes
Students are familiar with semiotics and are able to distinguish specialized art theory semiotics. They can critically analyse relationships between different types of art
  • Semiotics and aesthetic education, analysis of works in the field of visual and musical art, communication of artwork with the recipient, semiotics and pedagogical practice
  • DOUBRAVOVÁ, Jarmila. Sémiotika v teorii a praxi. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2008. 159 s. ISBN 978-80-7367-493-9.
  • ECO, Umberto. Teorie sémiotiky. Překlad Marek Sedláček. Vyd. 2., V Argu 1. Praha: Argo, 2009. 440 s. ISBN 978-80-257-0157-7.
  • PANOFSKY, Erwin. Význam ve výtvarném umění. Překlad Lubomír Konečný. Vyd. 2., rev. Praha: Malvern, 2013.
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. Umění a iluze: studie o psychologii obrazového znázorňování. Překlad Miroslava Gregorová. 1. vyd. Praha: Odeon, 1985.
  • POSPÍŠIL, Zdeněk. Sociosémiotika umělecké komunikace: (česko-slovenská varianta). Vyd. 1. Boskovice: Albert, 2005.
  • SCHLECHTER, Madeleine. Semiotics and art theory: between autonomism and contextualism. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, ©2008.
Teaching methods
Analysis of selected texts, semiotic aspects of the artwork interpretation, theoretical and pragmatic level of semiotics
Assessment methods
Oral exam, 5 obligatory consultations, elaboration of a chapter using art theory semiotics (15 pages)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020, Spring 2022.
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