618-2040/02 – History of Art III (DVU III)

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 Credit 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquired knowledge and skills The student is oriented in basic intellectual and style streams of the 19th century art. He/she understands the conservatism of Central Europe and efforts of the Czech art to take part in seeking of the national identity. He/she can define reasons of the origin and forms of historicism in the architecture of the 19th century. He knows fundamental works of art both of European and Czech classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, Art Nouveau. He/she is oriented in main style streams of the visual art, especially in the sculpture of the 19th and 20th century. He/she understands changes of traditional art fields which are replaced by alternative mediums and methods of communication.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The cycle of lessons continues two former courses. It deals with the problems of the architecture and art of the 19th century, changes of the traditional interpretation of the work of art from the artist’s and also perceiver’s point of view. It concerns programme and intuitive impulses forming the art language after the break of the 19th and the 20th century. It describes forms of particular –isms which had developed to the half of the 20th century. Final lessons will try to describe the important trends in visual arts of the second half of the 20th century. 80% presence in lessons is necessary as well as passing the final test.

Compulsory literature:

[1]CHING, Francis D. K. Architecture: form, space, & order. Fourth edition. Hoboken: Wiley, 2015. ISBN 978-1-118-74508-3.

Recommended literature:

[1]GALINDO, Michelle. European architecture. Praha: Slovart ; Moskva, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7391-203-1.

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. So called long 19th century. Looking for the style in architecture – historicism and its variants. New materials and building types including the architecture in the USA. 2. Neo-classicism vs. Romanticism period in European painting. 3. Neo-classicism vs. Romanticism period in European sculpture. 4. The problems of Realism – its roots and manifestation in European visual culture. 5. The overview of the Czech painting from the break of the 18th and 19th century to the so called Generation of the National Theatre. Problems of monumental sculpture. 6. Changes in visuality – impressionism and post-impressionism; variants of them in Czech space. 7. Art Nouveau symbolism and its manifestation in architecture and arts in the break of the 19th and the 20th century. 8. Modernity and its manifestation in architecture, sculpture and painting. Fauvism, expressionism, cubism, futurism and Czech art to 1918 in European context. 9. Avant-garde; plurality and interference –isms; theoretic impulses for them and their formal strangeness. Classical manifestations, vitalism, new objectivity, dada, poeticism, surrealism, constructivism. Functionalism in architecture. 10. Czech art between two world wars. The new situation in art after 1948; the art under ideology and outside it. 11. Streams and processes in the world art of the second half of the 20th century. Modern realism, abstraction, pop-art, action painting, new figuration, hyper-realism; performance etc. 12. The concept vs. traditional art fields and post-modernism in architecture. 13. Hopes and scepticism in present-day visual communication.

Conditions for subject completion

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

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Occurrence in study plans

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2021/2022 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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