History of Art up to 14th Century
FSI-YU1Acad. year: 2019/2020
In this course the origins of the history of art are dealt with: Introduction to various types of visual art and design and their characteristics, arts and crafts, periodization, style characteristics of style, basic concepts (realist, naturalistic, expressive, abstract, composition, idealization, linear, geometrical, organic), primeval art (Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Megalithic buildings, function, sculpture, painting, crafts), Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Mycenae, ancient Greece, art of Etruscs and Romans. Old Christian and Byzantine art, art of early Middle Ages (pre Caroline, Caroline), Roman and Gothic style art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in European countries and in this country).
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The output of the subject is an orientation in the history of fine art from the 14th century with a focus on Europe, knowledge of fundaments, characterization and significant representatives of individual movements. Orientation in art history belongs to the elementary education of industrial designer as a possible inspirational source for own work.
It is assumed basic secondary school knowledge of the history of fine arts in the era of the antiquity, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
GOMBRICH, E.H. The story of art. 16. ed. London: Phaidon, 1995. ISBN 9780714832470.
BEARD, Lee. The art book. New ed.; 2nd ed. rev., expanded and updated. New York: Phaidon Press, 2012. ISBN 0714864676.
HUYGHE, René. Larousse, Umění a lidstvo. Praha: Odeon, 1974. ISBN AS93001
PIJOAN, José.: Dějiny umění 1-8. Praha: Odeon/Euromedia, 1986/2004
RILEY, Noël, ed. Dějiny užitého umění: vývoj užitého umění a stylistických prvků od renesance do postmoderní doby. Praha: Slovart, c2004. ISBN 80-7209-549-8.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The exam examines the knowledge of the development of the visual arts of the period, the relationships and the connections with the previous development and continuity at present. The exam consists of: written test and verbal part. According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.
Language of instruction
The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge of the history and theory of fine arts, arts and crafts in antiquity, Middle Ages. The subject will expand and deepen the horizons and orientation of students in the history of art from the beginning to the 14th century.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The attendance at lectures is recommended.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction 1. - various types of visual art and their characteristics, applied art, arts and crafts, periodization;
2. Introduction 2. - characteristics of style, basic concepts (realist, naturalistic, expressive, abstract, composition, idealization, linear, geometrical, organic);
3. Primeval art (Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Megalithic buildings, function, sculpture, painting, crafts);
4. Egypt, Mesopotamia;
5. Crete, Mycenae;
6. Ancient Greece;
7. Art of the Etruscs and Romans 1;
8. Art of the Etruscs and Romans 2;
9. Old Christian and Byzantine art;
10. Art of early Middle Ages (pre Caroline, Caroline);
11. Roman art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in European countries and in this country);
12. Gothic style art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in European countries);
13. Gothic style art (architecture, sculpture, painting, arts and crafts in this country).