ARCHKRA012 Artistic craft in history

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. et PhDr. Markéta Tymonová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Petr Vojtal (seminar tutor), PhDr. Petr Vojtal (deputy)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. et PhDr. Markéta Tymonová, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Basic orientation in Czech and European art history.
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
Basic overviews of arts and crafts performances in the contexts of historical development, arranged in terms of content according to the basic material base of the origins of the creation and use of artefacts. Emphasis is placed on uncovering and understanding the place of applied art in the vast group of witnesses of the past.
Learning outcomes
A basic overview of the material, functional and artistic value of archeological artifacts.
  • 1. Artistic crafts in the contexts of art history, definition of the concept of applied art. 2. Basic materials and skills, outline of techniques and technologies. 3. Wood, stone, bone. 4. Other natural materials, fibers /textile/, leather, horn. 5. Groups of metals, adoption processes in historical contexts, metalsmiths, metalsmiths, metalsmiths. 6. Copper, tin, bronze. 7. Iron and steel. 8. Precious metals, goldsmiths, jewelers, minters. 9. Ceramic materials, their structure and composition, basics of typology. 10. Glass techniques, enamels. 11. Interweaving of utilitarian and artistic expressions. 12. Processes of museumization of artistic craft artifacts. 13. Public collections as a source of knowledge and study.
    required literature
  • Riley, N.: Dějiny užitého umění. Praha 2004.
  • Kol.: Dějiny uměleckého řemesla a užitého umění v českých zemích In. Od VelkéMoravy pod dobu gotickou. Praha 1999.
  • Filip, J.: Umělecké řemeslo v pravěku. Brno 1997.
    recommended literature
  • Starzewska, M. a kol.: Ornamenta Silesiae. Tysiąc lat rzemiosła artystycznego na Śląsku. Wrocław 2000.
  • Tymonová, M.: Šíření kachlových motivů ve světle surovinových analýz – Verbreitung der Kachelmotive im Licht der Rohstoffanalysen, In: Kachle a kachlová kamna: sborník příspěvků z mezinárodní konference k výstavě Svět kachlových kamen, Oblastní muzeum v
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars.
Assessment methods
Written test. Participation in the seminar (75%), active approach.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2023.
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