618-2035/02 – History of Art II (DVU II)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and FoundryCredits3
Subject guarantorMgA. Alžběta DirnerováSubject version guarantorMgA. Alžběta Dirnerová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DIR0013 MgA. Alžběta Dirnerová
STA0219 PhDr. Marie Šťastná, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquired knowledge and skills Absolvent kurzu dokáže využít teoretické poznatky z úvodu předchozího cyklu přednášek Dějiny umění I. Orientuje se v základních duchovních proměnách a v návaznosti v proměnách umění i architektury v období 15. až 1. poloviny 18. století. Rozezná základní díla vrcholné renesance v Itálii a Záalpí. Pochopí situaci manýrismu jako dozvuku vrcholné renesance pro nástup baroka. Dokáže odlišit radikální a klasicizující projevy umění 17. a 18. století. Pozná klíčová díla renesanční a barokní výtvarné kultury a architektury. V oboru plastiky je schopen konfrontovat charakteristické stylové znaky probraných etap s možnostmi produkce uměleckého slévárenství.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The second part of the cycle is focused on the main art streams of Renaissance and Baroque art in Italy and Renaissance in North Europe and centres of art which have influenced the rest of Europe. Mannerism is explained both as one of the results of the intellectual crisis in the end of Renaissance and as the first sign of the Baroque art culture. The end of the cycle is concentrated on problems of the Czech Baroque art. All lessons are equipped with pictures. 80% presence in lessons is necessary as well as passing the test according to the criteria given by the teacher.

Compulsory literature:

[1]MUCHKA, I. Architecture of the renaissance. Přeložil Vera ORAC. Prague: Prague Castle Administration, 2001. ISBN 80-86161-44-7.

Recommended literature:

[1]KOTALÍK, J. T. Architecture of the baroque. Přeložil Kathleen HAYES. Prague: Prague Castle Administration, 2001. ISBN 80-86161-45-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements

80% presence in lessons, continuous studying of literature, activity in continuous partial testing of the knowledge


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The Proto-renaissance and its manifestations. The beginning of the modern times and intellectual adaptation of antiquity; art and architecture of the quattrocento and cinquecento in Tuscany and Veneto. 2. Humanism in North Europe and its manifestations in the visual culture: the Netherlands and German speaking countries. Survival of the Middle-Ages forms vs. so called Czech Renaissance. 3. The change of the intellectual climate and art after sacco di Roma; spreading and centres of Mannerism. 4. The Baroque city. Radical and classical forms in the architecture from the 17th to the first half of the 18th century in Rome, Piemont, Venice, Naples etc. 5. Important artists of the Italian Baroque sculpture and painting. Academies in the centres of European art. 6. The architecture of the 17th and 18th century out of Italy – England, Germany, northern and southern Netherlands. 7. The architecture, sculpture and painting of the “Great Century” in France and their changes during the regency. 8. Protagonists and the genre in the Dutch painting. 9. The Baroque culture in Spain. The relationship between a patron and an artist in the Vélazquez´s life story. 10. The Dutch painting of the 17th century. 11. The Czech Baroque art or the Baroque art in Bohemia? The strangeness of the Baroque creation in Moravia. .

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory attendance at exercises min. 80%.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2021/2022 Summer
2019/2020 Summer