Course: European 16th-Century Sculpture

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Course title European 16th-Century Sculpture
Course code DVU/DU9PA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
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
  • Pavlíček Martin, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
01/ Michelangelo Buonarroti, Madonna della Scala (1489-1492) Relief in Michelangelo´s work and in Italian sculpture of the first half of the 16th century 02/ Michelangelo Buonarroti, David (1501-1504) Renaissance sculpture all´antica and single sculptures in the first half of the 16th century 03/ Michelangelo Buonarroti, the tomb of the pope Julius II. della Rovere (1505-1545) Tombs in art of the 16th century 04/ Michelangelo Buonarroti, The new sacristy (1519-1534) Burrial chapel as the harmonic synthesis of architecture and sculpture 05/ Michelangelo Buonarroti, Entombment (1550-1555) Sculptor´s late mystic work 06/ Benvenuto Cellini, Perseus (1545-1554) Piazza della Signoria as a public sculpture gallery

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 13 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Lectures are concetrated on sculpture of the 16th century in Italy. The key personality is Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). The work of Michelangelo is confronted with the work of his contemporaries and with the work of some younger sculptors (Andrea and Jacopo Sansovino, Baccio Bandinelli, Raffaello da Montelupo, Benvenuto Cellini, Bartolomeo Ammanati, Giambologna) as well.
Detail knowledge of Italian sculpture of the 16th century.
The finished first year of the bachelor degree of the History of Art.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Detailed knowledge memorized topics documented in the oral test.
Recommended literature
  • Antonio Forcellino. (2012). Michelangelo. Nepokojný život.. Praha.
  • Avery, Ch. (1999). Giambologna: The complete sculpture. London.
  • Duby, G. - Luc Daval, J. L. (ed.). Sculpture. From Antiquity to the Present Day. Köln 2002..
  • Frank Zöllner - Christof Thoenes - Thomas Pöpper. (2008). Michelangelo 1475-1564. Dílo.. Praha.
  • Chastel, A. Vyplenění Říma. Od manýrismu k protireformaci. Brno 2003..
  • Kauffmann, G. Die Kunst des 16. Jahrhunderts. Propyläen Kunstgeschichte. Berlin 1970..
  • Pope-Hennessy, J. Italian High Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture. London 1970..
  • Vasari, G. Životopisy nejvýznačnějších malířů, sochařů a architektů I-II. Praha 1976-1977..
  • Vladislav, Jan (ed.). (1964). Michelangelo. Podoba živé tváře. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts The History of Art and the Theory of Art (2015) Theory and history of arts 2 Winter