Course detail

Overview of the 20th Century World Art History between 1900–1945 I.

FaVU-1SDU-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course introduces basic concepts, ideas, programs, artistic exchange and political, social and economic conditions to the artistic work between 1900–1945. The course includes all media: painting, sculpture, photography, installation and typography. The lectures address critical issues of the role of institutions such as academies, artistic groups and collectives, museums and galleries and artistic criticism as well. The course includes critical approaches to issues like social and gender equality, national and racial politics from the post-colonialist and feminist view point. Students will be able to critically think about Early Modern Art and they will be able to use proper terms and concepts.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have a basic overview of artistic institutions, key figures and their work; they will be able to attribute key artistic works and they will be able to characterize artistic programs and groups of European and North-American modernism between 1900 to 1930.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of general history and cultural history.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Gobrich, E., Příběh umění, Praha, 1992. (CS)
Foster, H.; Krauss R.; Bois, Y.-A.; Buchloh B. H. D., Umění po roce 1900, Praha 2007 (CS)
Clark, T. J., Farewell to an Idea. Episodes from a History of Modernism. New Haven a London 1999 (CS)
Haas, F., Architektura 20. století. Praha 1978 (CS)
Schapiro, M., Modern Art. 19th&20th Centuries. New York 1968 (CS)
Krauss,R., The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths. Cambridge, Mass. 1985 (CS)
Lamač, M., Myšlenky moderních malířů. Praha 1989 (CS)
Halada, J.; Hlavačka, M., Světové výstavy : od Londýna 1851 po Hannover 2000, Praha 2000 (CS)
Wittlich, P., Umění nové doby: Doba secese, Praha 1987 (CS)
Fiedler, J.; Ackermann, U., Bauhaus, Kolín n. Rýnem 2006 (CS)
Harrison, Ch.; Wood, P. (eds.), Art in theory, 1900-2000: An anthology of changing ideas. Malden 2003 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures accompanied with slides of reproductions of the key works are supported with class discussions.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Test.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Fathers of Modern Thinking: Darwin, Nietsche, Marx, Freud and the visual arts
2. Secession: Revolting artistic groups and modernism at academis: Vienna, Berlin, Munich
4. Artist, production, buyer: Arts and Crafts, Wiener Werkstätte, Deutscher Werkbund
5. Manifestos of expressionism: Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter, theosofy and visual arts
6. Cubism: Picasso, Braque, Gleizes, Gris, Léger; cubist scuplture (Lipschitz, Zadkinw, Brancusi), architecture and design
7. Roots of abstraction: Kandinski, Delauny, Duchamp, Kupka
8. World Fairs I.: 1904 St. Louis, 1905 Liége, 1913 Ghent, 1915 Panama-Pacific
9. American Dream: Modernism (O’Keeffe, Hartley) vs. realism (Wood, Hopper), Harlem Renaissance, Federal Art Project
10. Italian futurism: Marinetti, Boccioni, Balla, Marey
11. Bauhaus in Wiemar: Gropius, Klee, Desbourg, Kandinski
12. Avant-garde and ideology I.: Malevic, Kandinski, Lissitsky, Tatlin, socialist classicism

Aims

The aim of the course is to present major figures, artistic works, artistic groups, programs and institutions of European and North-American art between 1900 to 1930, to present contemporary way of thinking and characterize contemporary texts and manifestos.

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

Attendance compulsory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AGD2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch APD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AGD1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AM3 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AS2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AM2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AM1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AKG , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AS1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AMU , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AFO , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch APE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch ATD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AVI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch AEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer