Prague Art and Architecture

Course NamePrague Art and Architecture
Course CodeART131
DescriptionThe course presents a basic overview of the history of western art from the early medieval to the contemporary time period through the art and architecture in Prague. The city of Prague, that is, can be viewed as a picture composed of centuries of art historical continuity, practically untouched by any timely technological jumps and disruptions. We will study and discuss Romanesque and Gothic art, Renaissance and Baroque art, 19th century art and architecture, Art Nouveau, Modern art, as well as contemporary art and architecture. The classroom lectures will be combined with excursions throughout the city, to historical sites, and to museums and art galleries in Prague.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Identify major art-historical periods and styles of art and architecture and recognize their defining characteristics;
– Identify important art and architecture examples found in Prague and classify them according to artistic/architectural style;
– Prepare and present research on a chosen topic.
SchoolSchool of Journalism, Media, and Visual Arts
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS