Course: History of Contemporary Visual Art I

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Course title History of Contemporary Visual Art I
Course code KDT/PF114
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Fremlová Vendula, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Mráziková Eva, Mgr.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The course takes up the previous presentation of modernism in the first half of 20th century, and starts with gestic abstraction, informel (the existential turn, the sudden change in conception and expression form), it continues with presentation of pop-art, new realism, op-art, and kinetic art. Another block of the course starts with action art and the Fluxus movement, which goes on to conceptual art, minimal-art, and the Arte povera movement. At the end, as part of a postmodern analysis, the course comes to multimedia projections, electronic art, and new interactive media. The aim of the course is to show the multifariousness of the 20th-century art, and to make students analyze individual periods in contexts, see contemporary art as a logical and natural outcome of social, cultural, and political aspects of the epoch.
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
Recommended literature
  • Belting, H. Konec dějin umění. Praha, 2000.
  • Graham, G. Filosofie umění. Brno, 2000.
  • Liessmann, K. P. Filosofie moderního umění. Votobia, Olomouc, 2000.
  • Pijoan, J. Dějiny umění XI.. Praha, 2000.
  • Ruhrberg, Schneckenburger, Fricke, Honef. Umění 20. století. Bonn, 2005.
  • Thomas, K. Dejiny výtvarných štýlov 20. storočia. Pallas, Martin, 1994.
  • Zhoř, I. Proměny soudobého výtvarného umění. Praha, 1998.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A9) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter