Course detail

Life Drawing 1 - winter

FaVU-VK1-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

Developing knowledge about the human body and its parts. Morphology of the head, torso, upper and lower limbs.
Understanding the movement of the human figure.
Developing knowledge in study of contour, line and tone drawing of an act.


Bibliography:
Bammes, Gottfried: Der nackte Mensch, Verlag der Kunst, Dresden, 1982
Hogarth, Burne: Dynamic Anatomy, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1990
Barcsay, Jeno: Anatomie artistique l'homme, Vincent, Fréal & Cie, Paris, 1960
Zrzavý, Josef: Anatomie pro výtvarníky, Avicenum, Praha, 1977

Department

Department of Traditional Media (KTM)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student masters study and an expressive drawing of the human figure with an emphasis on the formal aspects of the drawing.
The student handles the composion of placing the figure in the format.
The student can „build“ the figure.
The student knows proportions of the human body.
The student knows the plastic anatomy of the human body

Prerequisites

Students have to have basic orientation in the human anatomy terminology as well as in morphology and antropology. The have to be acquainted with the elements of linear perspective. They have to be familiar with art history and be able to respond to the given examples from art history.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Josef Zrzavý, Anatomie pro výtvarníky, Praha 1977
Bammes, Gottfried: Der nackte Mensch, Verlag der Kunst, Dresden, 1982
Hogarth, Burne: Dynamic Anatomy, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1990
Barcsay, Jeno: Anatomie artistique l'homme, Vincent, Fréal & Cie, Paris, 1960
Smith, Ray: Encyklopedie výtvarných technik a materiálů, Slovart, 2000

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminar, exercise in drawing.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Presentation of completed works.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The elementary drawing habits and the "hygiene" of drawing: distance from the life model, the laterality
of the drawer, the angle of view, the measurement, horizon and perspective distortion.
Characteristics of various drawing materials and their use with respect to the format, as well as the way
of working with them. All in order to successfully and efficiently master the human drawing.

Aims

The human body is an exclusive subject of study in the lessons of evening drawing.
The aim is knowledge about the physique, proportions, plastic and dynamic anatomy of the human body that the student acquires through the drawing of a nude model.
Students will also acquire drawing skills and practices that lead to the successful and effective mastering
of human drawing.

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

seminar - 80% attendance mandatory

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AGD2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch APD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AGD1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AM3 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AS2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AM2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AM1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AKG , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AS1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AMU , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AFO , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch APE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch ATD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AVI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch AEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer