Course: Artwork Analysis and Interpretation

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Course title Artwork Analysis and Interpretation
Course code KDT/776
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course Each academic year
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ottová Michaela, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course deals with a detailed analysis of an artwork from both the theoretical and practical point of view, and shows the plurality of approaches to interpret an artwork. It gives basic information about tendencies in art theory, about schools and streams characteristic especially for 20th century, however developing up to the present day, which influence the current practice for analysis and interpretation. The cycle of lectures provides basic terminology for the given field and creates a view of an artwork as a multivalent and at the same time conceptually graspable phenomenon. Direct and active confrontation of students with artworks and curatorial projects in the environment of galleries will be part of the course.
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study.
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
1. Essay 2. Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Brunette, P.; Wills, D. (ed.). Deconstruction and the Visual Arts. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, 1994.
  • Derida, J. Texty k dekonstrukci. Bratislava, 1993.
  • Eco, U. Interpretácia a nadinterpretácia. Bratislava. Bratislava, 1995.
  • Foucault, M. Diskurs, autor, genealogie. 1994.
  • Jakobson, R. Poetická funkce. Jinočany, 1995.
  • Lotman, J. Text a kultúra. Bratislava, 1994.
  • Mathauser, Z. Metodologické meditace. Blok, Brno, 1989.
  • Mukařovský, J. Studie z estetiky. Praha, 1965.
  • Wallis, B. (ed.). Art after Modernism. Rethinking Representation. The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1984.
  • Zvěřina, J. Sexuologie (nejen pro lékaře). Praha. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství, 2003., 2003. ISBN 80-7204-264-5.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Art and Design Curatorship Studies (A) Art and applied art 2 Winter