UHVHPPBP39 History of art

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Dalibor Prix, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Miloš Zapletal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Bc. Miloš Zapletal, Ph.D.
Institute of Historical Sciences - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Tue 15:35–17:10 M10 and each even Thursday 14:45–16:20 M7
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The lectures provide a basic insight into the history of art from the beginnings of the artistic expression of mankind to the second half of the 20th century; they are designed in order to enable history students to think about art in the context of cultural history.
Learning outcomes
The student will get acquainted with the basic development tendencies and styles of European art and visual culture, and will be able to independently think about problems related to the dominant styles of European art culture, better understand the relationships between different types of art and philosophical, religious or ideological systems. Emphasis will be placed on the Czech lands. In addition, student will understand the similarities and differences between the methods of general, cultural, and art historiography.
  • 1. Art in prehistory and antiquity 2. Early Christian art 3. Carolingian, Ottonian and pre-Romanesque art 4. Romanesque art 5. Gothic art 6. Renaissance and Mannerism 7. Baroque, baroque classicism, rococo 8. Classicism 9. Romanticism, realism, naturalism and "program" historicism 10. Impressionism and post-impressionism, art around 1900, Art Nouveau, modernism(s) 11. Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Interwar Avant-Gardes and Neoclassical Tendencies 12. Art after the Second World War 13. Current tendencies
    required literature
  • Kroupa, J. Školy dějin umění: metodologie dějin umění 1. Brno 2007.
  • Pijoan, José a kol. Dějiny umění.1–11. Praha 1977–2000.
  • Dějiny českého výtvarného umění I–VI. Praha 1984–2007.
    not specified
  • Simson, Otto von (ed.). Propyläen Kunstgeschichte. 5. Das hohe Mittelalter. Berlin 1972
  • Toman, Rolf a kol. Umění italské renesance. Architektura. Sochařství. Malířství. Kresba. Praha 1996.
  • Toman, Rolf a kol. Románské umění. Architektura, sochařství, malířství. Praha 2006.
  • Bürger, P. Teorie avantgardy. Stárnutí moderny: Stati o výtvarném umění. Praha 2015.
Teaching methods
lectures, reading, class discussion
Assessment methods
oral examination
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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