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"Self-portrait in the circles of smoke": self-fashioning of the modern artist as a smoker in the Czech art at the turn of the 19th and 20th century
Kolářová, Petra ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Lahoda, Vojtěch (referee)
The topic of this Diploma Thesis is the representation of an artist as a smoker in the Czech Art at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. The motive is studied in the works of artists of the 1890s generation and the early avant-garde (Osma, Skupina výtvarných umělců), with the focus on the iconography of a smoker in art as well as the cultural history of smoking. Apart from paintings and graphics it uses other visual sources such as portrait photographs, caricatures published in contemporary newspapers and posters. The Thesis looks for a wider tradition in the European art and maps specific types of artist-smoker for whom cigarette, pipe or cigar is a part of his personal stylization. The first part concentrates on the early usage of the motive in the baroque painting and in the 19th century as such. The next part focuses on self-fashioning of modern artists characterized by their definition against social conventions. The attribute of smoking plays a role of a symbol of bohemian Iife, dandy astuteness, neurasthenic decadent, social or artistic revolt or emancipation of female-artists. The last part deals with the relationship of smoking to the actual art production of modern artists. Smoking is a metaphor for creativity of the symbolist poet or painter who draws the inspiration from his subjective...
Aby Warburg and the symbol of the snake as the archive of human memory
Martinkovičová, Tereza ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Wittlich, Petr (referee)
Všestrannost Abyho Warburga a jeho zájem o široký kulturní kontext uměleckého díla způsobily, že jeho jméno nalezneme nejen v publikacích o dějinách umění a antropologii, ale i ve slovnících religionistiky. I Považoval umělecká díla za dokumenty sociální paměti lidstva? Díval se na ně nejen očima historika umění, ale i etnografa, religionisty a psychologa. Srovnával umělecká díla různých kultur a období. Na rozdíl od svých současníků, kteří zdůrazňovali autonomii dějin umění, považoval každé umělecké dílo za neoddělitelnou součást doby, v níž vzniklo. "lt was one oj Warburg's basic convinctions that any attempt to detach the image from Us relation to religion and poetry, to cult and drama, is like cutting oif Us lifeblood." 3 Přestože nenapsal žádné teoretické dílo, je možné z jeho studií vyvodit, jakou měl představu o významu symbolu v sociální paměti lidstva. Warburgův koncept sociální paměti lidstva, který vyústil do založení knihovny s názvem Mnémosyné (paměť), bude tématem první kapitoly. V ní poukážu na jedinečnost Warburgova přístupu v souvislosti s dobovou a současnou teorií dějin umění a lingvistikou. Zmíním se i o Warburgově disertaci a jeho důrazu na studium pramenů. V druhé kapitole se zaměřím na Warburgův zájem o antropologii a religionistiku, který se stal podnětem pro jeho rozhodnutí strávit...
The Medals of the Emperor Francis Stephen of Lorraine.
Kleisner, Tomáš ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor)
THE WORK DEALS WITH MEDALS MADE FOR THE EMPEROR FRANCIS STEPHEN OF LORRAINE ((8th DECEMBER 1708 Nancy - 18th AUGUST 1765 INNSBRUCK). THEY ARE NOT ONLY DESCRIBED BUT ALSO EXPLAINED AS TOOLS OF POLITICAL PROPAGANDA IN THE TIME WITHOUT TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCASTING WHEN PAPERS WERE NOT PRINTED DAILY BUT ONCE A WEEK. THE DUKES OF LORRAINE HAD LONG MINTED THEIR OWN COINS. UNLIKE COINS, MEDALS DID NOT HAVE A SET VALUE OR EVEN A MONETARY FUNCTION, AND THEIR PRODUCTION WAS NOT RESERVED FOR THE GOVERNMENT. THE MEDALS SHOW PEOPLE AS THEY WISH TO BE PERCEIVED BY THE PUBLIC. INDIVIDUAL DETAILS ARE NOT FAITHFULL REPRESENTATIONS OF REALITY, THEY ARE SYMBOLS. THE INSCRIPTIONS SUMMARIZED A MAN'S SOCIAL STATUS AND TITLES. THE REVERSE SHOWS THE INTENTION OF THE ISSUER. USING EMBLEMS IT EITHER EXPRESSES GENERAL MORAL PRECEPTS OR CELEBRATES SUCCESSES ACHIEVED. THE IMPERIAL COURT GAVE OFFICIAL MEDALS A UNIFORM CHARACTER. THE VIENNA MINT HAD AN OFFICIAL PORTRAIT OBVERSE AT THEIR DISPOSAL, FOR WHICH THE ENGRAVER CREATED ORIGINAL REVERSES AS REQUESTED. ASIDE FROM THE COURT COMMISSIONS ARTISTS ALSO MADE MEDALS THEY SUPPOSED WOULD SELL WELL. MEDAL MAKERS SOLD THEIR WORK EITHER THEMSELVES OR IN BOOKSHOPS AND PRINTING HOUSES AND THE MEDALS WERE PART OF THE NEWS OF THE DAY. MOST BAROQUE MEDALS WERE COLLECTIVE WORKS. THE...
Genre painting of the 17th and early 18th centuries in Bohemia
Rousová, Andrea ; Horyna, Martin (advisor) ; Konečný, Lubomír (referee) ; Mádl, Martin (referee)
The theme of the thesis "Genre Painting of the 1 i h and early 18th Centuries in Bohemia" was primarily selected due to the fact that until now none of the scholars had attended to this topic. Therefore the thesis for the first time surveys the situation on the art scene and straightaway from several points of view. Pivotal is the recognition of genre paintings by artists working in Bohemia during the period of Early and mainly High Baroque. However, firstly it was necessary to circumscribe the genre painting as such because this determination was fundamental in selecting the works that I labelled as genre. To this also relates the deeper introduction into the iconography and iconology of genre painting, rendered at the same time from the standpoint of the progress of interpretation of prominent experts in the discussed topic. The attention is paid to the references of genre painting in the commentaries of historiographers, painters, art theorists and further authors from Antiquity to the end of the 1 i h century as well. From them, among other things, it is clear that this category was not in the centre of their attention and their attitude to the genre painting was practically solely critical. The opposite attitude, however, is presented through the example of 1 i h and 18th centuries collecting....
A false portrait of Beatrice Cenci and its influence on art and literature from 18th to 21th century
Polláková, Petra ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Lahoda, Vojtěch (referee)
This study examines the rich iconographic tradition of a painting by an unknown artist from the collections of Galleria Nazionale in Rome's Palazzo Barberini. The baroque picture depicting the bust of a young woman wearing a plain white robe and a cloth around the head in the fashion of a turban, was erroneously identified at the end of the 18th century as portrait of the Italian noblewoman Beatrice Cenci, who was executed in 1599 for complicity in the murder of her father Francesco Cenci. As Francesco had been jailed for many crimes and was known for tyrannical treatment of his family, general sympathy went out to Beatrice. She was admired for her beauty and the courage with which she faced imprisonment and torture. The dramatic case was exacerbated by a suspicion raised by the Cenci lawyer that Francesco had sexually abused his daughter Beatrice. Although this suspicion has never been confirmed, it brought Beatrice the aureole of a martyr. General fascination with the lot of the young noblewoman became a romantic legend at the time of Beatrice's imprisonment. In popular oral tradition it lived on for several centuries. In the middle of the 18th century the Cenci story appeared in a popular chronicle, Annali D'Italia, published by the Italian scholar Muratori. In late 18th century, a painting of a young...
Horizons and ruins. The visible and invisible in the early modern visual culture
Hájek, Václav ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Wittlich, Petr (referee) ; Lahoda, Vojtěch (referee)
My thesis deals with one specific pictorial motif from nineteenth century (horizon contra ruin) which represents and brings questions into an early modern visual culture. The visual culture includes a set of representations (artefacts, mass images, visual signs etc.) and also methods of a visual perception and reception. This text has an objective to watch, how is a concrete historical variant of the visual culture by reflexive manner reflected and construed in visual artefacts themselves (in a relevant theoretical context).
General principles of dreams imagery in visual culture
Šmejkalová, Adriana ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Hlaváčková, Jana Hana (referee)
This thesis is based on the assumption that a dream is "thinking in pictures" and as such can result in unchained and free artwork. Nevertheless, we conclude that authentic dreams in the form of pictures and text were not found before Albrecht Dürer's work. On the other hand, artistic concepts of dreams generally used the symbolic language of timeless oral tradition over the centuries, supported by Greek myths and stories of rich Hebrew oral tradition. This work emphasises the lack of preserved monuments and the process during the time that Greek culture was adopted by the Romans. It mentions works of art inspired by dream formation, quotes Greek and Roman philosophers' beliefs on dreams and clarifies the formation of the allegoric method of interpretation that affected the medieval approach to dreams. It presents Early Church Fathers' concerns in relation to dreams through which the human mind can be controlled by both God and Satan. The chapter on medieval narrative picture cycles explores in greater detail established picture schemes where in addition to biblical dreams, papal and royal dreams are also presented. From the 12th and 13th centuries, works of art associated with dreams and new Franciscan, Carmelite and Benedictine orders were created. The Renaissance period opens with a reminder of lasting...
Sebastiano Serlio, Libro estraordinario and renaissance and manneristic portals in Prague
Ludvíková, Veronika ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Muchka, Ivan (referee)
Sebastiano Serlio is one of the most notable theoreticians of Renaissance architecture. He is sometimes also referred to as the first theoretician of Mannerism in architecture. The present thesis is first concerned with Serlio's predecessor, the ancient theoretician of architecture Vitruvius. It points out Vitruvius' key thoughts, especially the ones which most potently influenced the work of Sebastiano Serlio. The thesis further relates to Serlio's life and the important moments of his life either during his stay in his homeland, Italy, or later in France. The greatest feat of Serlio in the domain of architecture is his theoretical work: a tractate on architecture published successively in volumes. Serlio's contribution lies chiefly in the formulation of the five orders of architecture and also in his capability of captivating the reader, the use of a language level familiar to a wide audience, and the clarity of the information given. Such literary qualities are also characteristic of the "Libro estraordinario" (the"Extraordinary Book", or the "Outstanding Book") which is of particular attention in the present thesis. "Libro estraordinario" is solely devoted to a single architectonic element: the portal. It consists of two parts: "Porte rustiche" and "Porte dilicate". Each portal type is provided with a...
On the road. The mystic and the artist
Trojaková, Jolanta ; Lahoda, Vojtěch (advisor) ; Konečný, Lubomír (referee)
in the Czech art of the first half of the twentieth century. As the mystíc I define this artist, who dedicates his entire life to searching for God- in aU of his forms. In the introduction Bejore the Start I sket ch the spiritual milieu of the tirne. In the first chapter lmages oj Gods I demonstrate the contemporary prototype of the mystical f1uctuate person comparing two artist: Rudolf Adámek and Josef Váchal, who were both deeply involved in many occultism organizations. The second chapter TheWay to the Hereafter speaks comprehensively about the movement of the spiritualism in Bohemia in those days. I focus on the artists, who actively participated in spiritual séances, often having even played the role of spiritual medium. The third chapter Th? Way to the East deals with the oriental philosophies, which thanks to the doctrine of H.P. Blavatsky entered into the lives of many Cz ech artists. They started to practise yoga, studied buddhism and meditate. The new life style inf1uenced also their art. In the last, fourth chapter Thé! Mystical Ladder I tried to describe the way of the mystic - artist step by step fr01'1 tLo, mental state of spiritual beginner to that of the enlightened person. In conc1usion I shortly compare the temperaments of the artists, whose lives and artistic works helped me to...
The impact of Darwinism on the art of 19th century
Vávrová, Michaela ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Prahl, Roman (referee)
Darwin's Theory of evolution was, at the time of its creation - that means in the second half of the nineteenth century, a revolutionary breakthrough. It influenced not only further development in the field of natural sciences, but also affected (both positively and negatively) the area of religion, literature, and newly created opinions of the spiritual as well as the common people. Darwin's ideas have also found its way to artists and the visual arts; his knowledge opened the way for a new themes and subjects and often led to a complete change of lifestyle of individual artists. Precisely these circumstances and the twists and turns of the nineteenth century art are what I want to focus on in my thesis. Keywords Apes, Claude Monet, Charles Darwin, Darwinism, England, Europe, Edgar Degas, Gabriel von Max, human, Theory of Evolution, visual art

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