Course detail

Classical Printmaking: Technology - History - Practice

FaVU-KLAGRAFAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course is conceived as a fusion between theoretical and practical education. The triadic model of education is constructed as follows: 4 x history, 4 x contextualization, 4 x workshop. Specific graphical techniques will be brought to the historical context, further to the current context within contemporary art and its reflection and subsequently verified at a practical level. The main objective of the course is not to master graphics techniques, but to gain insight and ability to justify the importance of traditional media in the digital era and the ability to work with them in their own art.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Familiarization with the basics of graphic techniques in theoretical, historical and practical terms, as well as their media overlaps and potential for students' own practice.

Prerequisites

Artistic skills and knowledge of the theory and history of art demonstrated at the entrance exam to the master's degree. Previous experience with graphical techniques is not necessary.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BENJAMIN, Walter. Umělecké dílo ve věku své technické reprodukovatelnosti. In: idem. Dílo a jeho zdroj. 1. vyd. Praha: Odeon, 1979. ISBN sine. Dostupné také z: https://is.cuni.cz/studium/predmety/index.php?do=download&did=26774&kod=JJM085.
BUDDEUS, Ondřej – MAGIDOVÁ, Markéta. Třídit slova. Literatura a konceptuální tendence 1949–2015. 1. vyd. Praha: tranzit.cz, 2015. ISBN 978-80-87259-34-4.
GOODMAN, Nelson – ELGIN Catherine Z. Nové pojetí filozofie a dalších umění a věd. 1. vyd. Praha: Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7308-737-1.
KRÁTKÁ, Eva. Vizuální poezie. Pojmy, kategorie a typologie ve světovém kontextu. 1. vyd. Brno: Host, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7491-501-7.
KREJČA, Aleš. Grafické techniky. 3. vyd. Praha: Aventinum, 1995. Umělcova dílna. ISBN 80-85277-48-4.
MICHÁLEK, Ondřej. Magie otisku. Grafické techniky a technologie tisku. 1. vyd. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7485-098-1.
MITCHELL, W. J. T. Teorie obrazu. Eseje o verbální a vizuální reprezentaci. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2016. ISBN 978-80-246-3202-5.
PETŘÍČEK, Miroslav. Myšlení obrazem. Průvodce současným filosofickým myšlením pro středně nepokročilé. 1. vyd. Praha: Herrmann, 2009. ISBN 978-80-87054-18-5. Dostupné také z: http://www.digitalniknihovna.cz/mzk/uuid/uuid:bc54c920-a467-11e8-a2d0-005056827e52.
PUCHNER, Martin. Svět ve slovech aneb O síle příběhů utvářet národy, historii a civilizaci. 1. vyd. Brno: Host, 2018. ISBN 978-80-7577-579-5.
RAMBOUSEK, Jan. Slovník a receptář malíře-grafika. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury, hudby a umění, 1954. ISBN sine.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical lectures, discussions, excursions and practical examples of selected graphic techniques.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The following conditions are set for granting the credit:
- active participation in lessons (2 unexcused absences allowed) or submission of a task based on alternative assignments in agreement with the speakers
- Submission of completed tasks
- the degree of achievement of the subject's objectives is also considered

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. 4 x history:
1.1. The sprading of text information
1.2. The sprading of image information
1.3. Information revolution I.: reproduction techniques - letterpress, reliéf printing, lithography (Johannes Gutenberg; Aldo Manuzio; Alois Senefelder's advertisement)
1.4. Information revolution II., internet – postinternet vs. printmaking is message

2. 4 x contextualization:
2.1. The principle of reproducibility and series
2.2. Contemporary forms of printmaking in Czech and Slovak art (deconstruction media conceptualization)
2.3. Graphic platforms: DIY printing - music labels, fanzines, ad publishing houses.

3. 4 x workshop:
3.1. Screenprinting
3.2. Classical graphics: intaglio, reliéf printins, litography - an example of one selected techniques
3.3. Excursion in offset printer

Credit week - final hour (colloquium): Variations on Fluxkit - the student submits a practical task according to the assignment formulated in the first third of the course. Each project will be discussed with the teachers (or with the guests).

Aims

The aim of the course is to connect theory and practice in the field of traditional graphic techniques. Students will become acquainted with the "return to materiality" in contemporary art. An essential aspect is the awareness of the fact that this fundamentally conceptual turn, historically requires also a brilliant mastery of proven handicrafts. However, the next goal of the course is to alleviate postulated rigidity, since only knowledge of the area or violation of its rules can mean a creative impulse. Of course, the turn towards materiality can be understood very broadly, but in the case of classical graphics it is mainly related to the possibilities of printing technologies spread out over time, such as intaglio, relief printing, screen printing or offset. Thanks to the introduction of practical procedures in the historical and theoretical context, the students will become acquainted with the possibilities of the classical media not only as a historical relic, but especially as a functional means for their own creation and interpretation of contemporary art.

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

The lessons take place in the KTDU FaVU VUT classrooms and in the graphic workshops of the Drawing and Graphics Studio of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the BUT in the hours specified by the timetable. Minimum participation is 85%. The replacement of missed lessons takes place in agreement with the teacher in the form of alternative assignments.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

16 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

10 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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