DU2029 Seminar: Czech Art 1970-2000

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Ing. Marcela Rusinko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ing. Marcela Rusinko, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
each odd Thursday 16:00–19:40 K32
Basic overview orientation in the Czech and foreign art of the 20th Century.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The seminar lessons focus on getting acquainted with forms of Czech fine art from the beginning of so-called "standardization" to the turn of the millennium. The themes are divided into two relatively different periods, from 1970-1985 and from 1985-2000.

The main developmental streams of unofficial Czech art are observed in the context of the development of foreign art. The current creative positions of key personalities of post-war art and lesser-known artists are analyzed.

The lesson introduces basic theoretical concepts, published texts and concrete visual forms of creative personalities' outputs. It motivates students to unassisted analysis, collecting not always readily available material, even in the living environment of art-studios and exhibitions, its interpretation and presentation.

Emphasis is placed on work with literature and historical sources, collection of material, communication with the creators of the work. Students are led to visual identification of individual creative positions, reflecting the current state of research.

The local South Moravian context is remarkably reflected, also through the local art collections.

The seminar is based on a combination of the teacher's explanations and active student work. Prerequisite for passing is active participation and presentation of knowledge.
Learning outcomes
Students grasp:

- the quick orientation in the contemporary literature on the subject
- the orientation in basic theoretical concepts and interpretation schemes
- the orientation in the work of prominent personalities of the Czech art of this period
- the contextual confrontation of the development of Czech art with the foreign environment
- are able to take an unassisted, mature interpretive attitude towards the individually chosen substance
- the terminology related to the field
  • -the verism and new figuration in the Czech art of the 70s
  • -the beginning of the political "standardization" and Czech art
  • -Czech grotesque art
  • -Jindřich Chalupecký: "New Art in Bohemia" study
  • -"Malostranské dvorky" and group events in the early 1980s
  • -eighties and the onset of postmodernism
  • -The Hardcore Group
  • -Group 12/15 and New Group, Group "Zaostalí"
  • -Václav Bělohradský: "Islands of resistance, between the first and the second modernity"study
  • -ilusionism and Czech art of the 1990s
  • -action art, concept
  • -the language of geometry
  • -The Jindřich Chalupecký Award
  • Zakázané umění. 2 (Montč.). Edited by Milena Slavická - Marcela Pánková. info
  • Ivo Binder–Ladislav Daněk, Uhlem, štětcem, skalpelem... Sbírka kresby Muzea umění Olomouc, Olomouc 2016.
  • Between the first and second modernity :1985-2012 : catalogue. Edited by Jiří Ševčík - Edith Jeřábková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště AVU, 2011. 756 s. ISBN 9788087108291. info
  • České umění 1980-2010 : texty a dokumenty. Edited by Jiří Ševčík - Pavlína Morganová - Terezie Nekvindová - Dagmar. Vydání první. Praha: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště, 2011. 980 stran. ISBN 9788087108277. info
  • HAVLÍČEK, Jiří. Brněnská osmdesátá (Brno eightieth). 1. vyd. Brno: Muzeum města Brna, 2010. ISBN 978-80-86549-10-1. URL info
  • POMAJZLOVÁ, Alena, Richard ADAM and Jiří PŘIBÁŇ. Česká malba generace 80. let / Czech painting of the 1980s generation (Czech painting of the 1980s generation). In Česká malba generace 80. let / Czech painting of the 1980s generation. Brno: Mediagate ve spoupráci s Nadačním fonddem současného umění - Wannieck Gallery, 2010. p. 10-33, 24 pp. ISBN 978-80-903895-7-1. info
  • BREGANTOVÁ, Polana. Dějiny českého výtvarného umění. Edited by Rostislav Švácha - Marie Platovská. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2007. s. 537-114. ISBN 9788020014896. info
  • České umění 1938-1989 : programy, kritické texty, dokumenty. Edited by Pavlína Morganová - Jiří Ševčík - Dagmar Svatošová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2001. 520 s. ISBN 8020009302. info
  • Výtvarná skupina Tvrdohlaví : 1987-1999. Edited by Jiří Olič. Praha: Silver Screen, 1999. 219 s. ISBN 8023838636. info
  • Art when time stood still. Edited by Alena Potůčková - Ivan Neumann - Olaf Hanel - Jiří Šetlík. [V Praze]: České muzeum výtvarných umění, 1996. 118 stran. ISBN 8070560509. info
Teaching methods
Students are familiarized with the topic though theoretical lectures and seminar, individually solved themes. Reflected and discussed are always topical issues related to the topic of education - exhibitions, publications, lectures, talks, television programs, artistic criticisms of the outputs of the given area. The percentage attendance of students in lessons, their active participation in the topics discussed, the application of the acquired knowledge is monitored. The output is a separately elaborated comparative topic in the form of a seminar paper, an basic visual-knowledge test.
Assessment methods
processing a paper on a given topic; processing of the final seminar paper; basic visual-knowledge test; active participation in class discussions and joint visits to exhibitions, museums of art, artists' studios
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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