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The Age of Kittens: Aesthetics of Cuteness in Contemporary Art
Petrlová, Simona ; LEDVINA, Josef (advisor) ; JANOŠČÍK, Václav (referee)
Cuteness as an affect contains a group of visual and behavioral features which are capable of producing physical or emotional reactions in the body of a subject.  Speaking of cuteness as an aesthetic category this kind of response is manipulated for commercial purposes, in the context of artistic creation or as means of self-expression.  In my thesis I will be concetrating on the concept of cuteness and its use in the field of contemporary art. First I will focus on the origin of the notion of cuteness from psychobiological, sociological and culturological point of view. I will describe briefly the origin of the english term ''cute'' and japanese term ''kawaii'' and its evolvement. Than I will concentrate on the aspects of cuteness in today's society, where it has become a tool for advancement of commercial and even political interests, which will be desrcibed on the  specific examples.   Subsequently I will concentrate on the aesthetic aspects of cuteness in the context of contemporary artistic statements including sociological and lorenzian (biological) viewpoints. I will also describe these aesthetics and its usage in the field of hi-tech technologies. Cuteness can be differentiated into many subcategories (e.g. ''creepy-cute'', ''torturer-cute'', ''sexy-cute'', etc.) when speaking of its aesthetics. These will be briefly described and showed in both the theoretical and exemplary sections of the thesis. As a whole the thesis will also lead to the discussion of the artistic positions of particular artists working with cuteness aesthetics in their art production.
Stanislav Sucharda – photography and sculpture
Šemíková, Petra ; DVOŘÁK, Tomáš (advisor) ; LEDVINA, Josef (referee)
This work focuses on a photographic archive of a czech sculptor Stanislav Sucharda (1866-1916). Stanislav Sucharda was one of the leaders of modern Czech sculpture. The aim of the work is to investigate and analyze a part of the private fund related to photographic reproductions of Sucharda's sculptures and work. The collection shows a wide range of photographic techniques and materials. Counting both glass negatives and plastic negatives, photographic positive techniques including albumen prints, colloid prints and various types of silver-gelatin prints. On negatives and positives there are secondary interventions. There are framing, varnish, retouching or photocollages. The photo collection is not classified according to any code, chronological or thematic distribution is missing. The aim will be trying to find links between sculpture models and photographs. Determining the purpose for which the photographs were taken should create a mosaic of Stanislav Sucharda's work with photographs. I would like to compare this archive with archives in art institutions, which have photographs associated with Stanislav Sucharda in their funds. On the basis of the research, the thesis will be confirmed or refuted that this part of the private-owned photographical collection of the Stanislav Sucharda's Foundation was used by the sculptor purely for his creative activities and were not the representations of his work. Consequently, the key role of photographing Sucharda's sculpture and the confirmation of whether Stanislav Sucharda himself photographed will be the key outline. In exploring the possibilities of Stanislav Sucharda's work and his co-operation with photographs, I will use the approach of comparison with Auguste Rodin's photographic collection, who was Sucharda's friend.
Development of image formulation of architecture in times of digital age expansion
Podlesný, Jakub ; LEDVINA, Josef (advisor) ; DVOŘÁK, Tomáš (referee)
Thesis is focusing on two main themes of the relationship between photography and architecture and their evolution over time of massive digitization. Technologically examines new possibilities of image capture within photographing architecture and compares their with classic scanning method from the time before digital cameras and computers was normally available. Another subject is description of the new possibilities concerning presentation of architecture photography in the new digital era of cameras and improved 3D rendered image, adding to image section of printed and digital magazines, catalogues, social networks and other forms of architecture presentation, all thanks to simplicity of its acquisition and presentation.
Photographer and lecturer Jan Regal
Smilková, Karolína ; POSPĚCH, Tomáš (advisor) ; LEDVINA, Josef (referee)
The thesis focuses on the photographer and lecturer Jan Regal. In the theoretical section summarizes his life and work as a photographic and educational activities. Jan Regal scope is predominantly in the Zlin region, where he comes from. The intention of this work is not only biography, but also his work in the context in the times.
Large Format Photography in the Digital Era
Yang, Tian ; LEDVINA, Josef (advisor) ; JANOŠČÍK, Václav (referee)
Large format photography refers to the photographic practice that utilizes a large light sensitive surface to capture photographs. As of 2018, large format photography is still a subset of analog photography. The digital revolution brings us into the digital era. Manufacturers and businesses in the photography industry is forced to adapt the transition from analog to digital in order to survive and succeed in the new market. Meanwhile, photography theorists find themselves facing a new set of issues because the photographs have become immediate and immaterial. While camera manufacturers have in effect accelerated the analog-to-digital transition with their proactive business strategies and relentless marketing campaigns, higher education has become the last bastion for the analog where large format camera classes teach students the tradition of photography and how to see the world contemplatively.
Aesthetic of astrophotography
Karčáková, Ineza ; DVOŘÁK, Tomáš (advisor) ; LEDVINA, Josef (referee)
The diploma thesis is primarily devoted to the study of contemporary aesthetics of astronomical photography. The term astronomical photography means two different, but at the same time dependent facts. The term is covering a field of scientific images of astronomical research, which is primarily intended for a narrower group of professionally trained observers, but on the other hand, we also look at the images of planets, stars and nebulae commonly encountered by the broad lay public in the media. These images act as trusted photographs, but in fact, the initial quantitative data is practically transferred to visual scenes in accordance with the conventions of photographic aesthetics. Image aesthetization was taking place at a time when astrophotography worked primarily with photo plates. New ways of detecting and visualizing, relying on digital data processing and digital image processing, transform these traditional techniques and techniques, but at the same time they continue to do so: they continue building the specific aesthetics of astronomical photography.
Botanic Expansion
Netočný, Martin ; ŠIMŮNEK, Michal (advisor) ; LEDVINA, Josef (referee)
In the context of contamporary Czech science scene is nowadays possible to find several persons, whose activity is exceeding area of exact research. Projects realized by those people are in discours targed by primary focus of the field of their study, however by its quality often tend to interdiciplinar space. One of the main aspects which is possible to find in this kind of work is significant accent of aesthetic viewing of that problematic. Almost obsessive tension of this interdisciplinary thinking is present in work of botanic Jan Albert Šturma, whose science and artistic research is focused on expansive plants in European context. His activities are full of formal similarities with Czech underground scene of 60s and 70s, mostly happenings around bands The Primitives Group, Plastic People of the Universe and Dg. 307. Yet realized land art installations are typical by their intuitive unchained atmosphere and inclination to pseudosacral theme. This work aims to chart selected projects of Albert Šturma in the way of creative research and with use of participating observation method document the actual ones.
Cameraless photography of Běla Kolářová
Tomková, Zuzana ; LEDVINA, Josef (advisor) ; DVOŘÁK, Tomáš (referee)
The first part presents a brief summary of the historical genesis of cameraless photography in the context of the general history of photography. In line with G. Batchen's concept, the work emphasizes the autonomy of this technological and expressive process and qualitative comparability with the procedures and manifestations of classic camera photography. This "photographic history" culminates in the development of avant-garde photographic experiments, especially in the systematic development of Man Ray's "rayograms." Against the avant-garde concept (dadaism, Bauhaus, elements of graphic constructivism) is defined the concept of Běla Kolářová from the beginning of the sixties of the 20th century, which forms the very theme of the work. Specific procedures and concrete results of Běla Kolářová´s work ("artificial negatives", "X-rays of the circle", "light drawings") are observed in the context of the creative experiments of the Czech art scene of the time: visual poetry, J. Kolář's collages, Czech informel, neoconstructivism and geometric abstraction, „Confrontation“ and „Crossroad“ groups, etc. The originality of Kolářová's contribution is reflected through the analysis of the interpretation works of the Czech kunsthistory (J. Hlaváček, J. Valoch, K. Císař, J. Padrta and others). It is emphasized in what Kolářová's creation of photograms exceeds conventional classifications, and what specifically refers to non-derived creative resources and conceptualizations (M. Duchamp, R. Caillois, surrealism, W. Benjamin). From these comparative aspects, the conclusions are generalizing the contribution and importance of the cameraless photography of Běla Kolářová as a legitimate part of the history of Czech visual art of the second half of the 20th century.
Bauhaus in the Soviet Union
Semerikova, Elena ; LEDVINA, Josef (advisor) ; ŠIMŮNEK, Michal (referee)
There is no doubt that the Bauhaus is one of the most influential art school of the 20th century. In this BA Final Theoretical Thesis I have tried to analyse the relationship between the German architects from Bauhaus and the architectural community in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s. As a result, I have found a connection in the professional and social aspects. Also, in this work, there is the analysis a current condition of the Bauhaus Heritage in Russia
Art in the club
Verešpej, Jonáš ; JANOŠČÍK, Václav (advisor) ; LEDVINA, Josef (referee)
The thesis examine the contemporary art in the context of club culture in Amsterdam, specifically in the clubs De School and Trouw. I am interested in the club as an alternative space for visual arts and its innovative contribution to the world of contemporary art. Whether the way the artworks are being installed, or themes, which are being brought to the club culture. At the same time the thesis examines authors, who in their work thamatise dance and club culture, rave or genres like techno and house

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