Course detail

History of Art up to 14th Century

FSI-YU1Acad. year: 2017/2018

In this course the origins of the history of art and design are dealt with: Introduction to various types of visual art and design and their characteristics, arts and crafts, periodization, style characteristics of style, basic concepts (realist, naturalistic, expressive, abstract, composition, idealization, linear, geometrical, organic), primeval art (Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Megalithic buildings, function, sculpture, painting, crafts), Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Mycenae, ancient Greece, art of Etruscs and Romans. Old Christian and Byzantine art, art of early Middle Ages (pre Caroline, Caroline), Roman and Gothic style art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in European countries and in this country).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic orientation in history of art, applied art and arts and crafts in classic periods of the Ancient World and Middle Ages.

Prerequisites

Basic orientation in art development, crafts and design on the level of high school.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

GOMBRICH, E.H. The story of art. 16. ed. London: Phaidon, 1995. ISBN 9780714832470.
BEARD, Lee. The art book. New ed.; 2nd ed. rev., expanded and updated. New York: Phaidon Press, 2012. ISBN 0714864676.
HUYGHE, René. Larousse, Umění a lidstvo. Praha: Odeon, 1974. ISBN AS93001
PIJOAN, José.: Dějiny umění 1-8. Praha: Odeon/Euromedia, 1986/2004
RILEY, Noël, ed. Dějiny užitého umění: vývoj užitého umění a stylistických prvků od renesance do postmoderní doby. Praha: Slovart, c2004. ISBN 80-7209-549-8.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam verifies global orientation and knowledge of the development in visual art of given period and relationship to the previous development and to the present. The exam consists of: written test and verbal part. According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Orientation in history and theory of art in the Ancient World and Middle Ages times.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at lectures is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Introduction 1. - various types of visual art and their characteristics, applied art, arts and crafts, periodization;
Introduction 2. - characteristics of style, basic concepts (realist, naturalistic, expressive, abstract, composition, idealization, linear, geometrical, organic);
Primeval art (Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Megalithic buildings, function, sculpture, painting, crafts);
Egypt, Mesopotamia;
Crete, Mycenae;
Ancient Greece;
Art of the Etruscs and Romans 1;
Art of the Etruscs and Romans 2;
Old Christian and Byzantine art;
Art of early Middle Ages (pre Caroline, Caroline);
Roman art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in European countries and in this country);
Gothic style art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in European countries);
Gothic style art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in this country).