Course: Selected Topics from Art Theory

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Course title Selected Topics from Art Theory
Course code KVV/JVK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Horáček Martin, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Šobáňová Petra, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The discipline gives students a historical overview on ways of pondering about Arts, with an emphasis on the Western debate from the 18th century to the present. Students will understand how the different approaches were motivated by personal and group interests, such as professional (artists, art historians, the so-called cultural elite) or political (patronage representatives of private individuals or state power). They will learn about current trends of the theoretical debate (critical theory, post-colonialism, neuroaesthetics ), as well as selected discussion topics: definition of art, the quality of art, high vs. low art, professional vs. folk art, art functions, etc. Basic topics: 1. Expert debate about art, disciplines (art theory, aesthetics, art history)? system and terminology 2. Expert historical discussion based on art from antiquity to the 20th century 3. Critical Theory 4. Art in the unified science 5. Theory of Art and layman?s debate about art

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 14 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students should be able to: - Describe historical approaches to art - Evaluate the impact of contemporary personal and group interests on the debate about art - Explain the current trends of theoretical debates about art - Discuss topics such as the definition of art, its quality, function, etc. - Take an active stance on these issues and argue in favor of their opinion
After completing the course, students should be able to understand historical approaches to art and to apply them in their own of educational activities.
Prerequisites
Interest in the field, active approach to tasks.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Seminar Work

Participation in lectures Seminar paper: a critical analysis of significant text on art theory
Recommended literature
  • HORÁČEK, Martin. (2007). Škola muzejní pedagogiky 2: Dějepis umění v současnosti.. Olomouc: UP.
  • CHADRABA, Rudolf ? KRÁSA, Josef ? ŠVÁCHA, Rostislav ? HOROVÁ, Anděla (ed.). (1986). Kapitoly z českeho dějepisu uměni I?II. Praha: Odeon.
  • KESNER, Ladislav (ed.). (2005). Vizualni teorie: Současné anglo?americké myšlení o výtvarných dílech. Praha: H+H.
  • KROUPA, Jiří. (2007). Metodologie dějin umění I-II. Brno: MU.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (CA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (CA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Museum and Gallery Education (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer