Course: Visual Culture

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Course title Visual Culture
Course code KVV/VÝKK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Řepa Karel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Theory of art and artifact analyze. 2. Art and kitsch. 3. The roots of visual culture of the early Middle Ages and the rise of Romanesque art. 4. Gothic and late medieval art. 5-6. Art of the modern period 7. Art of the 19th century. 8-9. The origins of modern art. 10. Non-figurative art. 11. The art of avant-garde. 12. Modern architecture. 13-14. The development of art in the second half of the 20th century.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on the analysis of visual art and outlines some approaches to its perception. It defines the basic aesthetic categories and introduces the development of visual culture from christian antiquity to the present, with an outlook for the possibilities of the use of specific artifacts in receptive and creative activities in art education.
Good orientation in the development of visual culture and knowledge of basic aesthetic categories. The ability to distinguish the valuable artistic creation from the production of poor aesthetic quality. Characterize various art media and analyze the form and content of art artifacts.
Prerequisites
Extended perceptivity to expressions of visual art.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Seminar work

Seminar essay following the ability to analyze a particular artwork in the wider context of culture with added pedagogical reflection. Successful completion of the final examination.
Recommended literature
  • BALEKA, Jan:. Výtvarné umění- výkladový slovník. Praha: Academia, 1997. ISBN 80-200-0609-5.
  • DEMPSEY, Amy:. Umělecké styly, školy a hnutí: encyklopedický průvodce moderním uměním. 2. vyd. Praha: Slovart, 2005, ISBN 80-720-9731-8.
  • GOMBRICH, Ernst Hans:. Příběh umění. 2. revid. vyd. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1997, ISBN 80-720-3143-0.
  • HEROUT, Jaroslav:. Staletí kolem nás: přehled stavebních slohů. Vyd. 5., přeprac. a dopl. Praha: Paseka, 2002, ISBN 80-718-5389-5.
  • HUYGHE, René:. Řeč obrazů ve světle psychologie umění. Praha: ODEON, 1973.
  • CHALUPECKÝ, Jindřich:. Evropa a umění. 1. vyd. Praha: Torst, 2005, ISBN 80-721-5264-5.
  • KULKA, Tomaš:. Umění a kýč. 2. vyd. Praha: Torst, 2000, ISBN 80-721-5128-2.
  • MÍČKO, Miroslav:. Umění nebo život: rozhovory a vyznání. Vyd. 2. Praha: Academia, 2004, ISBN 80-200-1232-X.
  • TROJAN, Raoul, MRÁZ, Bohumír:. Malý slovník výtvarného umění. Fortuna 1996 ISBN 80-7168-329-9.


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): Teaching for the First level of primary school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer