Course detail

History of Art of 15th - 18th Century

FSI-YU2Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course is concerned with the development of fine art, architecture and arts and crafts and in Modern times. Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo styles (from the 15th century to the 18th century).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic information about the history of visual art in Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo.


Knowledge of development of arts and crafts from the beginning till 14th century.


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.
LUCIE-SMITH, Edward. Artoday. London: Phaidon, 1995. ISBN 978-0714832012.
HUYGHE, René. Larousse, Umění a lidstvo. Praha: Odeon, 1974. ISBN AS93001.
MALIVA, Josef. Doteky s uměním a časem. Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1996. ISBN 80-214-0822-7.
PIJOAN, José. Dějiny umění 8-12. 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.
VANĚK, Jiří. Dějiny umění ve výtvarné kultuře západní tradice. Praha: ARSCI, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7420-052-6.
SPARKE, Penny. A century of design: design pioneers of the 20th century. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 1998. ISBN 9780764151224.

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 is combined: written test and an oral exam. 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


Work placements

Not applicable.


Orientation in history and theory of visual art from the 15th to the 18th century.

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, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Early Renaissance - architecture, sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in Italy;
Renaissance - architecture, sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in Italy;
Mannerism - architecture, sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in Italy;
Early Renaissance, Renaissance and Mannerism in other European countries 1;
Early Renaissance, Renaissance and Mannerism in other European countries 2;
Renaissance in Bohemia and Moravia;
Baroque - architecture, sculpture, painting and crafts and design in radical baroque and Baroque classicism 1;
Baroque 2;
Baroque 3;
Baroque 4;
Baroque 5;
Baroque realism in painting;
Rococo - painting and arts and crafts.