DU1724 Italian for art historians

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught partially online.
Alžběta Filipová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ivan Foletti, MA, Docteur es Lettres
Contact Person: prof. Ivan Foletti, MA, Docteur es Lettres
The course is offered to the students of the History of art
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
Course objectives
This course is aimed at the enrichment of the Italian artistic vocabulary. The goal is to expand language skills of the student and, above all, to develop his ability to work with the text, to capture keywords in the Italian specialized articles or books.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- oriented himself in a Italian-written scientific text;
- with the help of the dictionary, the student will be able to understand such a text;
  • Reading, lexical analysis and translation of the Italian artistic specialized texts will be the principal class activities. The course is dedicated to Italian and Mediterranean art. Lexical areas: 1) title and labels of paintings, 2) Genres: painting, sculpure, architecture, 3) portrait and other painting genres, 4) techniques and materials, 5) themes of paintings, 6) description of an artwork, 7) art styles and periods, 8) Byzantine architecture in Ravenna and in old Byzantium, 9) how to describe an exhibition in Italian language.
  • Anna Angela CERNIGLIARO: L’Italia è cultura. Arte. Řím: Edilingua, 2011. 31 s. ISBN 978 960 693 001 0
  • Rossana ANDRIUZZI: L‘Italiano dell’arte. Corso di lingua italiana. Milán: Hoepli, 2017. 154 s. ISBN 978 88 203 7749 6
  • iří ŠPIČKA: Italské reálie. 2. vyd. Plzeň: Fraus, 2004. 71 s. ISBN 80 7238 336 1
  • Alena BAHNÍKOVÁ, Hana BENEŠOVÁ, Ludmila EHRENBERGEROVÁ: Italština. 1. vyd. Praha: LEDA, 2002. 614 s. ISBN 80 8592 793 4
Teaching methods
Basic description of artistic terms, genres and iconography in Italian language. Students have the opportunity to be actively involved in the class activities by reading articles and texts on art history and artworks.
Assessment methods
A final written examination. Participation in the course is very recommended.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every other week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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