US_136 Ut pictura et poesis

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
PhDr. Tomáš Jeřábek (lecturer), PhDr. Dagmar Koudelková (deputy)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Dagmar Koudelková
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Karafiát
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Tue 16:00–17:40 N51
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 130 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 10/130, only registered: 0/130, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/130
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to link information from fine art and literature, leading to understanding of a work of art, his "second life" - interpretations, paraphrases etc. Multilayered context of an work of art, which includes also the reception of viewers, critics, and last but not least orderers and their advisers. Defending particular work of art by reference to the established history of literature, transfer under a certain ideology, etc., however, often proved to be one-dimensional reduction of the visual sense of the work.
  • 1. "Birth" of an artist in Renaissance, shaping social status, mythologization artistic biography.
  • 2. Iconography and iconology - from academic allegory to citation and quotes.
  • 3. Language of art criticism - commensurate power with a work of art?
  • 4. Architecture and ideology - the stories of important buildings from the 19th century.
  • 5. Illustration as a multilayered interpretation of the text.
  • 6. Large panoramas and popular literature of the 19th century - notes to mass culture.
  • 7. History of scenography - interpretation of the dramatic text.
  • 8. Picture as "poetry" - pictures of Botticelli, Tizian and Giorgini.
  • 9. Historic painting of the 19th century and the possibilities of its recovery in Germany after the Second World War.
    recommended literature
  • KRIS, Ernst and Otto KURZ. Legenda o umělci : historický pokus. Translated by Petra Maťová. Vyd. 1. V Řevnicích: Arbor vitae, 2008. 158 s. ISBN 9788087164068. info
  • VOJVODÍK, Josef. Povrch, skrytost, ambivalence : manýrismus, baroko a (česká) avantgarda. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2008. 400 s. ISBN 9788025700204. info
  • VYBÍRAL, Jindřich. Česká architektura na prahu moderní doby : devatenáct esejů o devatenáctém století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2002. 331 s. ISBN 8072034758. info
  • VYBÍRAL, Jindřich. Mladí mistři : architekti ze školy Otto Wagnera na Moravě a ve Slezsku. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2002. 277 s. ISBN 807203474X. info
  • ZATLOUKAL, Pavel. Příběhy z dlouhého století :architektura let 1750-1918 na Moravě a ve Slezsku. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Muzeum umění Olomouc, 2002. 702 s. ISBN 80-85227-49-5. info
  • CELLINI, Benvenuto. Vlastní životopis [Cellini, 1976]. Praha: Odeon, 1976. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Vypracování samostatné eseje v rozsahu 2 - 3 normostran (1 normostrana = 1800 znaků včetně mezer) v návaznosti na cyklus přednášek, v níž posluchač tohoto kurzu prokáže schopnost samostatně propojit vizuální a literární složku zvoleného díla.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018.
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