ECTS Catalogue

History of medieval art

Pedagogue: prof. ASP dr hab. Bogna Łakomska

Field Description
type of classes wykład;
course language lack of data
method of learning outcomes verification

The evaluation is based on number of points obtained in the written test. The test consists of five terms to describe and 10 slides with works of art to describe. Scoring: 45-50 A; 44 B+; 40-43 B; 35-39 C+; 30-34 C; 0-29 D

subject description

Objective cognitive:
Understand the causes of changes in styles.
Understand works of art in a broader context.
Know the terminology used elementary art history
Have an elementary knowledge of artistic concepts in modern art

Purpose of education:
Be able to explain the ideas associated with particular artistic solutions in the modern period showing the similarities and differences between them.
Have developed skills in communication

Target practice:
Be aware of once level of knowledge and skills.
Understand the need for continuous professional and personal development. Improve competencies and skills.
Systematically participate in cultural life.
Be interested in current events, cultural, innovative and ancient forms of artistic expression, new and old phenomena in art.

short subject description

The aim of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive picture of the world of modern art, which is often in the service of religion, magic, politics, and other human activities. Classes are used primarily for knowledge, not criticism, so that the student can independently respond to a variety of artistic and cultural activities in different continents and different time periods. Lectures should visualise that art is part of a complex structure, which consists of a variety of beliefs, rituals, political ideas, moral and social codes, etc., And that it is an excellent means of communication, however, often used for purposes of imposing a specific world order.

form of classes

The lecture consists of the following elements:
-explanation of the purpose of the lecture and mentioning the main points indicating the topic keywords
-multimedia presentation
-possible discussion

subject area coverage

1 The first half of the XV century European art and culture: the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance : architecture, painting, sculpture
2 The second half of the fifteenth century in art and European culture:Italian Renaissance architecture, painting, sculpture; Painting in Northern Europe
3 The first half of the sixteenth century in art and European culture: The Reformation and art in Northern Europe
4 The first half of the sixteenth century in art and European culture: flowering of the Renaissance in Florence and Rome
5 The first half of the sixteenth century in art and European culture: flowering of the Renaissance in Venice
6 The second half of the sixteenth century in art and European culture: Mannerism in architecture, painting, sculpture.
7 The first half of the seventeenth century European art:

The beginnings of Baroque in Rome
8 Baroque in Architecture
9 Seventeenth century Dutch painting
10 Baroque in England
11 Baroque in France
12 The eighteenth century in art and European culture:

French Rococo
13 The eighteenth century in art and European culture:

Rococo in Germany and Italy
14 The eighteenth century in European art:

English painting
15 Neoclassicism

evaluation form egzamin;

Bibliography mandatory:
Arasse Daniel, On n'y voit rien. Descriptions, 2000
D' Alleve Anne, Methods and Theories of Art History
Hagen Rose- Marie & Rainer, What Great Paintings Say, 2 vols. Ed. Taschen 2005
Hugh Honour and John Fleming, A World History of Art, London 1995
Rzepińska Maria, Seven centuries of European painting, 1991 (Dziewięć wieków malarstwa europejskiego)

Additional bibliography:
Dana Arnold, Art History. A very short introduction. Oxford University Press, 2004
Białystocki Jan, Art More Precious than Gold (Sztuka Cenniejsza niż złoto), 2008
Białostocki Jan, Pięć wieków myśli o sztuce, 1976 (Five centuries of thinking about art)
Dipti Desai and others, History as art, art as history: contemporary art and social studies education. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2009
Fabiani Bożena, Gawędy o sztuce, dzieła, twórcy, mecenasi, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo PWN, 2011 (Stories of art, works, authors)

placement/internships (connected with field of study/subject area), artistic plein-airs

Nie dotyczy

entry requirements
formal requirements

Passed II Semester

preliminary assumptions


learning outcomes
social competences

Student understands the need for continuous professional and personal development


Student is aware of the responsibility for the preservation of cultural heritage of the region, country, Europe


Student can use basic theories to analyse the motives and creative behaviour patterns and strategy of practical actions with regard to the activities of the culture


Student can independently acquire knowledge using various sources and new technologies


Student knows the methodology and terminology used in the elementary teachings about art, culture and philosophy. Student understands its source and use


Student has a basic knowledge of the lines of development of art history and contemporary art and culture, and he/she knows the literature dealing with these issues


Student knows and understands the role in shaping the culture and civilization of the various disciplines and sub-disciplines related to arts education - especially sciences of art and humanities, including philosophy of culture and aesthetics


Studies List

studies status Time<br>[h] ECTS form credit
Fine Arts Education / Cultural Animation s.3 r 30 2 L 30h
L [E]

Semester 2017/18-WS (Z-winter,L-summer)
Course code: #35.6156