ESA231 Psychology of Art

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Hana Řehulková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Hana Řehulková, Ph.D.
Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Vašinová
Supplier department: Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 C11
The knowledge is aesthetics and/or psychology is not needful for attending the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 80 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/80, only registered: 15/80, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/80
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course focuses on the field of art from the point of view of psychology. The course will introduce the basic topics of art psychology: exploration of the structure of the work, research of aesthetic perception, concept of art as a way of human studies, research of artistic creativity, study of relationship between author and work.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- to orientate in the basic problems of psychology of art
- using the terms of psychology of art
- understand the basic theories of psychology of art
  • Art and Psychology?
  • Catharsis
  • Freud: Moses, Dostoevsky
  • Leonardo da Vinci: A Memory of His Childhood
  • C.G.Jung: Ulysses, Picasso
  • Artisty of the mentally ill
  • Vygotskij: Psychology of Art
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Literature and psychology
  • Music and psychology
  • Art therapy
  • KULKA, Jiří. Psychologie umění. Vyd. 2., přeprac. a dopl.,. Praha: Grada, 2008. 435 s. ISBN 9788024723297. info
  • Leonardo da Vincia memory of his childhood. Edited by Sigmund Freud. London: Routledge, 1999. 88 p. ISBN 0415191327. info
  • GOMBRICH, Ernst Hans. Umění a iluze : studie o psychologii obrazového znázorňování : Art and illusion (Orig.). Translated by Miroslava Tůmová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1985. 534 s. : i. info
  • VYGOTSKIJ, Lev Semenovič. Psychologie umění. Translated by Ladislav Zadražil. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1981. 522 s. info
  • HUYGHE, René. Řeč obrazů ve světle psychologie umění : Les puissances de l'image, bilan d'une psychologie de l'art (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1973. 311 s. : i. info
Teaching methods
Regular lectures and class discussions.
Assessment methods
The course is finalized by a written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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