Course: History of Art and Architecture 2

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Course title History of Art and Architecture 2
Course code KDA/DUA2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Šenk Filip, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course will consider selected topics, e.g. the relationship between early medieval visuality and contemporary spiritual practice (Romanic mosaics and departure from the antique tradition. Byzantine art in relation to iconoclasm.) The gradual transformation of religious images, comparison between an icon and a modern painting as a model of different types of representations (icon vs. portrait; the religious scenario on the path from the symbol to capturing particular time and space variable situations). The course will be also focused on the concept of the artist (workshop, studio vs. personal autograph, anonymity, signature, additional names). The concept of originality and original works - imitation, variants, replicas, copies, the role of technological manuals, sketchbooks and recipes. The artistic (or aesthetic) nature of art works and other functions of art: e.g. representational, magical (cult, religious), communication (information). The role of church building where sculpture and painting were integrated with architecture to create a ?multi-media? environment for communal and personal devotion.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Preparation for exam - 16 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 16 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course will follow some selected topics. E.g. the relationship of early medieval visuality and contemporary spiritual practice (Romanesque mosaics and turning away from ancient tradition, Byzantine art in relation to iconoclasm). The gradual transformation of religious painting, comparison of an icon and modern image as a relationship of different types of representation (icon x portrait, a religious scene on the way from symbol to capturing a specific time and locally changing situation). The concept of an artist (workshop, studio x personal manuscript, anonymity, signature, auxiliary names) will be considered. The concept of originality and original work - imitation, variation, replicas, the role of technology, manuals, sketches or recipes. The artistic (or aesthetic) nature of a work of art and other functions of art: representational, magical (cult, religious), communication (information). The role of a church building integrating sculpture, painting, and architecture into a multimedia environment for social and personal piety.
To develop the ability of reflection and contextual thinking. To grasp knowledge of relations of visual art and architecture of that period of time.
Prerequisites
Unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of acquired knowledge via paper

Examination: written test
Recommended literature
  • Ackerman, J. Palladio. London, 1991.
  • Alberti, J.B.:. Deset knih o stavitelství. SNTL Praha, 1956.
  • Baxandall, M. Painting adn Experience in Fifteeth-Century Italy. London, 1988.
  • Belting, H. Florence and Baghdad. Penguin Books, 2011.
  • Burke, P.:. Italská renesance: kultura a společnost v Itálii. Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-204-0589-5.
  • Eco, U. Dějiny krásy. Praha: Agro, 2005.
  • Forcellino, A. Michelangelo. Praha Vyšehrad, 2012.
  • Francastel, P. Figura a místo. Praha Odeon, 1984.
  • Francastel, P. Malířství a společnost. Brno, 2003.
  • Gombrich, E.H. Příběh umění. Praha Mladá fronta Argo, 1998. ISBN 80-204-0685-9.
  • Isaacson, W. Leonardo da Vinci. Praha Eastone Books, 2018.
  • Palladio, A. Čtyři knihy o architektuře. Praha, 1958.
  • Toman, R. Umění italské renesance: Architektura, sochařství, malířství, kresba. Slovart: Praha, 1996.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Visual Communication (20) Category: Art and applied art 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Architecture (1) Category: Architecture 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Environmental Design (20) Category: Art and applied art 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer