Course: Iconography and Iconology of Art

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Course title Iconography and Iconology of Art
Course code KDT/799
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Royt Jan, prof. PhDr. Ing. CSc.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The theoretical thematic block Iconography and iconology of art systemizes, develops, and deepens knowledge obtained in Art history during the postgraduate student's previous Master's degree studies. It classifies and analyzes symbols, which are frequent in visual arts, and explains them in the context of historical and liturgical paradigms. At the same time, the course deals with semantic and physiognomic transformations of partial attributes. The basic presentation line of the subject consists in a detailed analysis of the iconological method as one of the key methods of interpreting an artwork, which acquaints students with the issue of adequacy and correctness of this method in interpretative practice. The course output is an analysis and iconological interpretation of a specific artwork.
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
Exam Colloquium
Recommended literature
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  • Bauer, W.; Dűmotz, I.; Golowin, S. Lexikon der Symbole. Fourier Verlag, 1989.
  • Carr-Gomm, S. Hidden Symbols in Art: The Ilustrated Decoder of Symbols and Figures in Western Painting. Rizzoli Publications, 2001.
  • Eco, U. Interpretácia a nadinterpretácia. Archa, 1995.
  • Eco, U. O zrcadlech a jiné eseje. Praha, 2002.
  • Eco, U. Umění a krása ve středověké estetice. Argo, 2007.
  • Eliade, M. Mýtus o věčném návratu, Archetypy a opakování. Oikoymenh, 1993.
  • Flusser, V. Příběh ďábla. Gemma Art, 1997.
  • Foucault, M. Sen a obraznost. Dauphin, 1995.
  • Gombrich, E. H. Příběh umění. Argo, 2006.
  • Hall, J. Slovník námětů a symbolů ve výtvarném umění. Academia, 1984.
  • Heidegger, M. Zrození uměleckého díla - 1968,1969. Orientace.
  • Huyghe, R. Řeč obrazů. Odeon, 1973.
  • Jenawine, Philips. Bilder und Linien, Bilder und Formen, Bilder und Farben, Bilder und Geschichten. Carlson Verlag, 1993.
  • Kalista, Z. Tvář baroka. SPN, 1992.
  • Le Goff, J. Paměť a dějiny. Argo, 2007.
  • Mitchell, W. J. T. Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology. University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • Panofski, E. Význam ve výtvarném umění. Odeon, Praha, 1981.
  • Pijoan, J. Dějiny umění 1977-84. Praha, Odeon.
  • Reid, J. D.; Rohmann, Ch. The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990´s. Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Remešová, V. Ikonografie a atributy svatých. Zvon, Praha, 1991.
  • Roberts, H. E. Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998.
  • Royt, J.; Šedinová, H. Slovník symbolů (kosmos, příroda a člověk v křesťanské ikonografii). Praha, Mladá fronta, 1998.
  • Ryneš, V. Atributy v umění. Oblastní muzeum Roztoky, 1971.
  • Sypher, W. Od renesance k baroku. Odeon, Praha, 1971.
  • Zvěřina, J. Výtvarné dílo jako znak. Obelisk, 1971.

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 Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -
Faculty of Art and Design Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -