Course: Basics of Modern Art 1

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Course title Basics of Modern Art 1
Course code KDA/ZMU1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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)
  • Vlček Tomáš, prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Nábělek Kamil, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Definition of art and its transformation. Search for the definition (and self-imposed restraints) of modern art (defined in terms of form vs. concept). The birth of modern art (Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevich). The role of art and artists in modern society (e.g. Joseph Beuys). An expanded view of modern art; the socio-economic and technical context of modern art (from Walter Benjamin onwards). The purifying tendencies of modern art in, for example, free art, handicrafts and modern architecture (e.g. Adolf Loos etc.).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Observation, Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Definition of the term art and its transformation. Finding the definition (and self-limitation) of modern art (definition in terms of form x definition in terms of concept). The birth of modern art (Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevich). The role of artist and art in modern society (e.g. Joseph Beuys). Expanded view of modern art, socioeconomic and technical context of modern art (from Walter Benjamin onwards). Cleansing tendencies of modern art on examples of free art, artistic craft and modern architecture (e.g. Adolf Loos).
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

Test or classified credit: essay, discussion of the essay
Recommended literature
  • Ballantine, A. Deleuze and Guattari for Architects. London Routledge, 2007.
  • Baxandall, M. Patterns of Intention. NewHaven: Yake University Press, 1985.
  • Buchanan, I. Deleuze and Space. Edinburg, 2005.
  • Vitruvius. Deset knih o architektuře. Svoboda Praha, 1979.


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): Architecture (1) Category: Architecture 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
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: Winter
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: Winter