Course detail

Art History – Medieval Art

FaVU-1DUUS-LAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course is a part of a lecture series which proceeds through the whole of BA studies. Students are chronologically acquainted with main eras, styles, trends, movements, and personalities, as well as with architectural, sculptural and artistic artefacts in the world and in the historical lands of the Czech Crown from the oldest times to the present. The course starts with pre-historic cave paintings and finishes with Italian Renaissance.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic insight in art-history based on chronology, as well as on formal, content and technological transformations. This insight should serve students as inspirational and orientational source for their own creative work.

Prerequisites

Secondary school knowledge of art-history.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Antonín Matějček, Dějepis umění I-IV, Praha 1922-1929
Jose Pijoan, Dějiny umění I-VI, Praha 1977-1980
Dějiny českého výtvarného umění I-II, Praha 1984-1989
Kol.: Pozdně gotické umění v Čechách, Praha 1978.
Le Goff J.: Kultura středověké Evropy, Praha 1991.
Royt, Jan: Středověké malířství v Čechách. Praha 2002 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching has a form of lectures accompanied with presentation of visual material.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Examination based on written test.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Final period of the Gothic style in the Czech lands.
2) Renaissance art in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries.
3)Developmental transformations of Renaissance illustrated on the most prominent personalities of the Italian architecture, sculpture and painting.

Aims

To acquaint students with demanding and specific issues of architecture and fine arts in their development from the pre-historic times.
To provide students with stylistic, social, icongraphic, technological and conceptual aspects of art.
To familiarize students with the frequent connections between old and modern art.

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

Lectures are optional.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning