Course: History of Art 8th - 14th century

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Course title History of Art 8th - 14th century
Course code DVU/DU8U
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Čehovský Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Insular art, 2. Carolingian art, 3. Arts and Crafts and Architecture if Great Moravian Empire, 4. Ottonian art, 5. European Romanesque architecture, 6. European Romanesque sculpture, 7. European Romanesque painting, 8. Art and architecture in the time of reign of Přemyslid princes in Bohemia and Moravia (9th-12th century), 9. Development of French Gothic cathedrale in 12th-13th century, 10. Development of French Gothic Sculpture in 12th-13th century, 11. Art and architecture in Bohemia and Moravia in the time of reign of Přemysl Otakar I and Wenceslas I, 1. Art and architecture in Bohemia and Moravia in the time of reign of Přemysl Otakar II and Wenceslas II.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 12.5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim is to acquaint the students with the main periods in development of archicture, sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in the time of early and High Middle Ages in Europe and in the Czech Lands. The emphasis is put on Insular art, carolingian and ottonian art, foreign Romanesque art and architecture (especially in France, Italy and in Germany) and Gothic art and architecture (especially in France, England and Germany). Special attention will be paied to the development of art and architecture in the Czech lands - in the time of Great Moravian Empire, during the reign of Přemyslid princes (9th-12th century) and last Přemyslid rulers in 13th century.
Students will obtain the basic knowledge of the history of European and Czech art between 700-1400 in the main artistic sorts: architecture, sculpture nad painting. They will be acquainted with the chosen methodological approaches to the interpretation of the history of medieval art.
Subject is designated for students of Bachelor study of Art-science studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Seminar Work

1. Student has to know the content of the lectures and appropriate literature. 2. Elaboration of the seminary work on chosen topic, concerning the issues discussed in the lectures. Range of the seminary work: 3 pages.
Recommended literature
  • Koch Wilfried. (1998). Evropská architektura. Encyklopedie evropské architektury od antiky po současnost, s. 62-212. Praha.
  • Lorenzová Helena et al. (1984). Dějiny českého výtvarného umění I/1, 2. Od počátků do konce středověku. Praha.
  • Merhautová Anežka, Třeštík Dušan. (1984). Románské umění v Čechách a na Moravě. Praha.
  • Royt Jan. (2006). Slovník biblické ikonografie. Praha.
  • Toman Rolf (ed.). (2005). Gotika. Architektura, sochařství, malířství. Praha.
  • Toman Rolf (ed.). (2006). Románské umění. Architektura, sochařství, malířství. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Science of Arts (2015) Theory and history of arts 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts Science of Arts (2015) Theory and history of arts 1 Winter