Course detail

BA Seminar

FaVU-BSK-TAcad. year: 2018/2019

The subject is conceived as a series of presentations prepared by students of the final year of the Bachelor's degree program on the basis of the thematic areas for Bachelor State Final Exams (The Bachelor's State Exams for the respective academic year is published on the Official Board of The Department of Theory and History of Art: http: // ktdu .ffa.vutbr.cz / deska.php). During the semester, 24 topics are presented (within each two-hour block there will be a presentation of two issues). The topic of the lecture is always accompanied by a commentary from the teacher and subsequently discussed by the students of the seminar. The interpretation also takes into account historiography and methodology in the field of art history. After completing the course the student is able to find basic orientation in the history of art and architecture and recognition and interpretation of the respective visual forms. At the same time, he is familiar with the basic terms and categories from the field of art history and related disciplines (museums, monument care, theory of visual studies). During the seminar students will get an overview of the development and the current situation of visual culture including methodological approaches.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to define the basic concepts of painting, sculpture, applied art, architecture and new media from prehistory to the present in a wider social, cultural and political context. At the same time, they can recognize and interpret the basic stylistic tendencies and key works of art history.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of all compulsory theoretical courses and courses in art history from the offer of study plans of Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Milena Bartlová, Průvodce studiem dějin středověkého výtvarného umění, Brno 2003. (CS)
Milena Bartlová, Skutečná přítomnost. Středověký obraz mezi ikonou a virtuální realitou, Praha 2012. (CS)
Oldřich Jakub Blažíček – Jiří Kropáček, Slovník pojmů z dějin umění. Názvosloví a tvarosloví architektury, sochařství, malby a užitého umění, Praha 2013. (CS)
Naděžda Blažíčková Horová – Helena Lorenzová – Taťána Petrasová (edd.), Dějiny českého výtvarného umění III, sv. 1 a 2, 1780–1890, Praha 2001. (CS)
Polana Bregantová – Marie Platovská – Rostislav Švácha (edd.), Dějiny českého výtvarného umění V, sv. 1 a 2, 1939–1958, Praha 2005. (CS)
Polana Bregantová – Marie Platovská – Rostislav Švácha (edd.), Dějiny českého výtvarného umění VI, s. 1 a 2, 1958–2000, Praha 2007. (CS)
Jacek Dębicki et al., Dějiny umění: malířství, sochařství, architektura, Praha 1998. (CS)
Ernst Hans Gombrich, Příběh umění, Praha 1997. (CS)
Will Gompertz, Na co se to vlastně díváme? 150 let moderního umění v cuku letu, Praha 2014. (CS)
James Hall, Slovník námětů a symbolů ve výtvarném umění, Praha 2008. (CS)
Rudolf Chadraba (ed.), Dějiny českého výtvarného umění I, sv. 1 a 2, Od počátku do konce středověku, Praha 1984. (CS)
Rudolf Chadraba (ed.), Dějiny českého výtvarného umění II, sv. 1 a 2, Od počátků renesance do závěru baroka, Praha 1989. (CS)
Albert Châtelet – Bernard Philippe Groslier, Světové dějiny umění: malířství, sochařství, architektura, užité umění, Praha 2004. (CS)
Paul Johnson, Dějiny umění. Nový pohled, Praha 2006. (CS)
Jiří Kroupa, Školy dějin umění. Metodologie dějin umění, sv. 1 a 2, Brno 2007. (CS)
Mahulena Nešlehová – Vojtěch Lahoda (edd.), Dějiny českého výtvarného umění IV, sv. 1 a 2, 1890–1938, Praha 1998. (CS)
Taťána Petrasová – Rostislav Švácha (edd.), Dějiny umění v českých zemích 800–2000, Praha 2018. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentation of the topics set by the Bachelor's State Exams for the respective academic year (available on the Official Board of The Department of Theory and History of Art: http://ktdu.ffa.vutbr.cz/deska.php) in the range of 25–30 slides and 30 minutes presented by students within the framework of teaching; teacher's comment, discussion; students can process and present themes in pairs. During one semester, 24 presentations will be held in 12 seminars. The first seminar will be conceived as introductory: the students will be acquainted with the study materials and literature and with the preparation for the theoretical part of the bachelor state final examination at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credits based on a presentation of a topic selected under the Bachelor's State Exams for the respective academic year (available on the Official Board of the The Department of Theory and History of Art: http://ktdu.ffa.vutbr.cz/deska.php).

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. The art of prehistoric cultures
2. The art of ancient cultures
3. Ancient art
4. Christian art and the origins of medieval culture
5. Gothic art
6. Medieval art in the Czech lands
7. Culture and Art of the Renaissance, Mannerism
8. The Art of Baroque
9. Baroque art in the Czech lands
10. Art of Classicism and Romanticism
11. Art of the second half of the 19th century and beginnings of modern culture
12. Sculpture from Classicism to Art Nouveau, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism
14. Architecture of the 20th Century
13. Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau
15. Architecture in Bohemia and Moravia in the first half of the 20th Century
16. Modern trends of the early 20th Century
17. European and Czech interwar and war avant-garde
18. Expensive tendencies in the world and Czech art of the post-war era
19. Art of the 50s and 60s - neodada, pop art, non-figurative tendencies
20. Constructive and conceptual tendencies in the post-war period
21. The Art of Action and Art Beyond the Galleries in the 60s - 80s
22. The art of new media in the world and the Czech Republic
23. Conservative and political tendencies in 20th century and contemporary art
24. Architecture from the second half of the 20th century to the present

Aims

The aim of the seminar is to acquire knowledge of the history of art and related disciplines to the extent corresponding to the requirements of the theoretical part of the Bachelor State Final Examination at Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology.

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

Participation in the seminar is obligatory. Three absences are tolerated in order to optimize the course of presentations of the topics discussed.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AGD2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch APD , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AGD1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AM3 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AS2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AM2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AM1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AKG , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AS1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AMU , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AFO , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch APE , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AIN , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch ATD , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AVI , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AEN , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

169 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning