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2022 Summer

PRAGUE ART AND ARCHITECTURE - ART131/2 Summer 2022


Course
Marek Cerveny
For information about registration please contact our admissions.

Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction. Syllabus, Assignments and Chronology.

Jun 21, Classroom

Introduction to chronology. Overview of important moments in the history and story of the city.

2. Introduction to terminology, styles, orders and iconography

Jun 23, Classroom, Lesser Town

Overview of the relevant artistic styles. Short presentation.

3. Romanesque and Gothic Prague

Jun 28, Prague Castle

Excursion to Prague Castle - examples of medieval architecture - Basilica of St. George, Cathedral of St. Vitus, Wladislas Hall. Short presentation

4. Gothic Art, Devotional Art and the Bohemian Reformation + Introduction to Christian iconography

Jun 30, Old Town

Excursion to St. Agnes Convent (National Gallery) and Old Town Short presentation.

5. Renaissance Prague; The art court of Rudolf II (1526 - 1620)

Jul 7, Prague Castle and Lesser Town

Excursion Prague Castle Gardens and Wallenstein Garden. Short presentations

6. Baroque art and architecture I(1611 - 1790)

Jul 12, Hradčany, Lesser Town

Excursion to Strahov Monastery, Vrtba Garden, Our Lady Victorious, Charles Bridge Short presentation. Museum Report 1 DUE!

7. Baroque art and architecture II(1620 - 1780)

Jul 14

Excursion to Troja Chateau Short presentation.

8. Modernism 1: Early 20th-century architecture, Art nouveau, Cubism and Functionalism (1900 - 1948)...

Jul 19, New Town

Excursion: architectural sites around the New Town, Municipal house Short presentation.

9. Historicism: Classicism, Romanticism and the Czech National Revival (1780 - 1900)

Jul 21, Vyšehrad, New Town

Excursion to Vyšehrad Castle, examples of Eclectic architecture, National Revial Short presentation. Individual Task

10. Modernism 2: Early 20th century art: František Kupka and Czech Avant-garde, (1900 - 1948)

Jul 26

Excursion to National Gallery - Veletržni Palace Short presentation.

11. Socialist-Realism and ‘unofficial art’ (1948-1989) - individual task

Jul 28, National Memorial Vitkov Hill, Žižkov, New Town

Excursion to National Memorial Vitkov Hill Short presentation.

12. Final session

Aug 2, Classroom

Final test and presentations - to be submitted online Museum Report 2 due.

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