Course detail

History of Art of 15th - 18th Century

FSI-YU2Acad. year: 2019/2020

Study of the development of art, architecture, arts and crafts in the 15th- 18th centuries. The study of Renaissance, Baroque and Rococon European countries and in our country. The course introduces the characteristics of the styles and their periodization.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The output of the subject is an orientation in the history of fine art, architecture and arts and crafts in the period of modern times. Knowledge of fundaments, characterization and significant representatives of individual movements.


The knowledge of the development of fine art and arts crafts is assumed from the 15th century until the end of the 18th century.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

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.
LUCIE-SMITH, Edward. Artoday. London: Phaidon, 1995. ISBN 978-0714832012.
HUYGHE, René. Larousse, Umění a lidstvo. Praha: Odeon, 1974. ISBN AS93001.
MALIVA, Josef. Doteky s uměním a časem. Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1996. ISBN 80-214-0822-7.
PIJOAN, José. Dějiny umění 8-12. 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.
VANĚK, Jiří. Dějiny umění ve výtvarné kultuře západní tradice. Praha: ARSCI, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7420-052-6.
SPARKE, Penny. A century of design: design pioneers of the 20th century. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 1998. ISBN 9780764151224.

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


Work placements

Not applicable.


Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge of history and theory of art, arts and crafts 15th - 18th century. Orientation in art history belongs to the elementary education of industrial designer as a possible inspirational source for own work.

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

The attendance at lectures is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Early Renaissance - architecture, sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in Italy;
2. Renaissance - architecture, sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in Italy;
3. Mannerism - architecture, sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in Italy;
4. Early Renaissance, Renaissance and Mannerism in other European countries 1;
5. Early Renaissance, Renaissance and Mannerism in other European countries 2;
6. Renaissance in Bohemia and Moravia;
7. Baroque - architecture, sculpture, painting and crafts and design in radical baroque and Baroque classicism 1;
8. Baroque 2;
9. Baroque 3;
10. Baroque 4;
11. Baroque 5;
12. Baroque realism in painting;
13. Rococo - painting and arts and crafts.