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Czech Art of the First Half of the 20th Century in Context

ICUZ FFA BUT 1CU20st-Z Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

The course introduces various topics from the visual arts, design and visual culture between 1900 to 1945. The lectures present programs and manifestos, collaboration and artistic collectives, institutional background of the art scenes (academies, galleries, state, criticism) and the relations to the means of production and social matrix. The course presents both progressive and revolutionary actions and avant-gardes of the 20th Century as well as survivals and revivals of the past anachronic forms. The history of the Modern Art is presented in context of political, social and economic conditions to the artistic work.

Guarantor

Zikmund-Lender Ladislav, PhDr. (FFA BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures

Assessment points

100 exam

Department

Lecturer

Zikmund-Lender Ladislav, PhDr. (FFA BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will have a basic overview of artistic institutions, key figures and their work; they will be able to attribute key artistic works and they will be able to characterize artistic programs and groups of Czech modernism between 1900 to 1945.

Learning objectives

The aim is to present major figures, artistic works, artistic groups, programs and institutions of Czech modern art between 1900 to 1945, to present contemporary way of thinking and characterize contemporary texts and manifestos.

Why is the course taught

The course aims to develop skills, knowledge and competency which are described further and meet all the defined targets, namely present significant subjects, artistic groups, programs an institutions of Czech art between 1900-1945.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of the history of the Czech Lands and their culture.

Study literature

  • Lahoda, V. (ed.), Dějiny českého výtvarného umění 1890-1938. Praha 1998 (2 díly) (CS)
  • Ševčík J.; Morganová P.; Dušková D. (eds.), České umění 1938-1989, programy, kritické texty, dokumenty, Praha 2001 (CS)
  • Švácha, R.; Platovská, M. (eds.): Dějiny českého výtvarného umění 1939-1958. Praha 2005 (1 díl) (CS)
  • Larvová, H. (ed.), Sursum 1910-1912, Praha 1996 (CS)
  • Lamač, M., Osma a Skupina výtvarných umělců, Praha 1988 (CS)
  • Rousová, H., Český neoklasicismus 20. let I. a II. díl, Praha 1985, 1989 (CS)
  • Lahoda, V., Emil Filla, Praha 2007 (CS)
  • Švestka, J. (ed.), Český kubismus 1909-1925, Stuttgart 1991 (CS)
  • Rakušanová, M., Bytosti odnikud, Academia 2008 (CS)
  • Hubatová-Vacková, L.; Pachmanová, M.; Pečinková, P. (eds.), Věci a slova: umělecký průmysl, užité umění a design v české teorii a kritice 1870-1970. Praha 2014. (CS)
  • Rousová, H., Abstrakce: Čechy mezi centry modernity 1918-1950: nejen o vztazích volného a užitého umění. Řevnice a Praha 2015 (CS)
  • Rousová, H. (ed.), Konec avantgardy? Od mnichovské dohody ke komunistickému převratu. Řevnice a Praha 2011 (CS)
  • Rousová, H. Mezery v historii 1890-1938: polemický duch střední Evropy: Němci, Židé, Češi. Praha 1994 (CS)
  • Sawicki, N. Na cestě k modernosti. Umělecké sdružení Osma a jeho okruh v letech 1900-1910. Praha 2014 (CS)
  • Klimešová, M., Věci umění, věci doby - Skupina 42, Praha 2011 (CS)

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Institutions and organisations: Mánes, AAAD, Academy and Modern Gallery
  2. Osma and expressionism 1907-1908
  3. Skupina and cubism 1910-1914, SURSUM
  4. Architecture and Design I.: Kotěra and Spolek posluchačů architektury; Artěl and Pražské umělecké dílny
  5. Sculpture: Jan Štursa, Otto Gutfreund, Jaroslav Horejc
  6. National Style and The Exposition of the Decorative Arts in Paris, academism as propaganda
  7. Tvrdošíjní, Devětsil, Štyrský, Toyen and Czech surrealism
  8. Architecture and Design II.: Klub architektů and the year 1925, interior and serial production of design
  9. Civilized Woman: Women-artists and women-designers
  10. Modern photography: Drtikol, Sudek, Rössler, Funke, Wiškowský, Koblic
  11. Gaps in the history: Art of the Czech Germans
  12. The World We Live In: Skupina 42

Controlled instruction

Test.

Attendance obligatory.

The minimum score for the written part of the exam is 51 % (written test).

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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