Course: Introduction to theory and history of art

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Course title Introduction to theory and history of art
Course code KVV/MUVUK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Duchková Zuzana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Prehistory and birth of art (Paleolithic, Neolithic, Celts in Bohemia) 2) Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete 3) Ancient Grece and Rome 4) Early Christian Art - Byzantine Empire and Ancient Slavics (myths and legends) 5) Carolinian Renaissance and the Great Moravia 6) Romanesque Art, the beginnings of the Gothic Style and its expansion in Europe 7) Gothic in the Czech Lands 8) Renaissance in Europe and in the Czech Lands 9) Baroque Art 10) Classicism and Romantisme 11) Realism of the 19th century, Impressionisme and Art Nouveau 12) Modern art before the First World War 13) Art between 1918-1945 14) Art after 1945

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The lectures will offer students a basic orientation in the history of art and its cultural-historical context with a special regard to their future profession of pre-school teachers. The lectures will be focused on the most important works of art and artists of the Czech Lands in context to the development of art in the world.
Basic orientation in the history of art.
Not required.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Knowledge of the basic terms, of the periodization of history of art, elementary style atribution and datation of works of art.
Recommended literature
  • Bohumír Mráz:. Dějiny výtvarné kultury (kterékoliv vydání).
  • Ernst Hans Gombrich:. Příběh umění (kterékoliv vydání).
  • James Hall:. Slovník námětů a symbolů ve výtvarném umění, Praha 1995.
  • Jose Pijoán:. Dějiny umění, 1.-12. díl (kterékoliv vydání).
  • Oldřich J. Blažíček / Jiří Kropáček:. Slovník pojmů z dějin umění, Praha 1991.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nursery School Teaching (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter