TIM_M_022 Modern Interpretational Approaches to Work of Art I

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Jozef Cseres, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jozef Cseres, PhD.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Wed 16:00–17:40 N21
Ability to interpret the work of fine arts in actual context.
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: 12/80, only registered: 0/80, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/80
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Graduate of the course will be oriented in the plenty of various interpretational attitudes toward the work of arts. Thanks to the readings and analyses of specific texts the student will achieve the methodological skills for erudite and contextual interpretation of modern work of art.
Learning outcomes
Student will be informed about the actual ways of interpretation of modern work of fine arts and taught how to grasp and interpret it meaningfully.
  • - Radical changes of the representational paradigms in visual imagery of the 20th century.
  • - Interpretation of Cubist images.
  • - Treachery of Images by René Magritte.
  • - Conceptualism of Marcel Duchamp.
  • - Interpretation of abstract paintings.
  • - Interpretation of interactive works of art.
  • - Quotation, allusion and recycling as a poetic strategies in contemporary art.
  • - Necessity of contextual interpretation of work of art in postmodern plurality of interpretations.
  • - Obstacles of over-interpretation.
  • Eco, Umberto (ed.): Interpretácia a nadinterpretácia. Bratislava, 1995.
  • Cseres, Jozef (ed.): Postduchampovské reflexie I. a II. In: Profil súčasného výtvarného umenia 3/04 (s. 86-114) a 4/04 (s. 108-133). Bratislava, 2004.
  • Danto, Arthur: Zneužitie krásy. Bratislava, 2008.
  • Foucault, Michel: Toto nie je fajka. Bratislava, 1994.
  • Nelson, R. – Shiff, R. (eds.): Kritické pojmy dejín umenia. Bratislava 2004.
  • Belting, Hans: The Invisible Masterpiece. Londýn, 2001.
  • Chalupecký, J.: Úděl umělce. Duchampovské meditace. Praha, 1998.
Teaching methods
lecture, presentation, class discussion
Assessment methods
presentation, final essay
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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