Course detail

A Survey of History of Art in Prehistory and Antiquity

FaVU-1DUPS-ZAcad. 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 konwledge 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

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

50% attendance of lectures.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Pre-historic times, old ancient times, essential part of middle ages.
2) Old ancient times: art in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Aegean and Etruscan regions.
3) Beginnings of middle ages: old christian, pre-byzantine and byzantine art.
4) Pre-romanesque and romanesque art in France and the Czech lands.
5) Gothic style in France, Germany, Italy, and the Czech lands between the 1330s and the Hussite wars.

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer