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Where do the limits of l'informe lie?
Hejný, Kryštof ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Vlček, Tomáš (referee)
The present study centres on perceived blank space within research dedicated to czech ceramics of the second half of the twentieth century. Its purpose is to map and summarize the totality of published period discourse pertinent to the selected topic. Most forms of object oriented expression and production within fired clay medium generated throughout the period of immutability and economic centralization fall into categories defined by terminological adjacency to "non-fine art" education, industrial application and/or modernist material semantics. Study observes a historical, hence limited field whose horizon emerges via questions meaningfully unencumbered by partially mythologized experiences and overreliance on stereotypes in judgement of relative importance of concepts, events and goals. Those have insofar marred attempts for general interpretation. The issue of supplementarity or, in moral terms, inferiority of the medium ran an unsolved red line through the period discourse. Sociological advancement however, whose tools were curated consumption and a mixture of work ethic and esthetic, bracketed ceramic supplemental to industry. Its value was then judged by its adherence to original material dialectic (place of craft, or artistic means, in Theodor Adorno's Esthetic theory, ADORNO 1970). As...
On the Iconography of the Cassone Panels from the National Gallery in Prague
Savická, Pavla ; Zlatohlávek, Martin (advisor) ; Konečný, Lubomír (referee)
At the time when the Middle ages were almost, but not quite, gone and depictions of pagan gods in "high" art were still scarce, relatively common objects were covered with ancient stories and classical myths. On Florentine marriage chests of the Quattrocento reappeared some scenes that were neglected and forgotten for centuries. These chests, so called cassoni, played an important role in the renewal of secular painting in the Renaissance. This research looks at two cassone panels from the National Gallery in Prague, The Judgment of Paris and The Rape of Helen. It is focused on their iconography and its sources. Special attention is paid to the female figure with wings on her head that appears in The Judgment of Paris. She is identified as Venus, who is often depicted with wings in Florentine art of the 15th century. Possible literary sources are also considered.
Paolo Fiammingo in Venice
Koubková Novotná, Věra ; Zlatohlávek, Martin (advisor) ; Konečný, Lubomír (referee)
Thesis on subject of Paolo Fiammingo in Venice focuses on a personality of a Netherlandish painter, who lived in Venice the most important part of his productive life. Text of the thesis resumes knowledge on his origin, regarding existing literature it suggest, that there is not enough documentation of his staying or apprenticeship until he came to Venice. In this regards, it also concludes, that he was not famous until he took part in Tintoretto's workshop in Veneto. Thesis researches possible Tosca and Roma mannerism influences of his later works by an analysis his later work and in the light of existing literature. Main part of the thesis concerns on Paolo's sojourn in Venice, which started probably in Tintoretto's workshop. Within workshop daily praxis, he was contributing in finishing some specific commissions of his Master with his apprentice colleagues. Thesis brings some witnesses concerning workshop life and also way the completed work took from the workshop to commissioner. The other part of this work turns awareness to his independent production in Venice and its close connection to his transalpine commissions. The part concludes in suggestions concerning the case of Fiammingo and his concrete purchasers, the Augsburg merchandiser Hans Fugger and the Emperor Rudolf II. It also mentions a...
Issues of questionable attributions of works by Francesco Squarcione
Třešňáková, Alena ; Zlatohlávek, Martin (advisor) ; Konečný, Lubomír (referee)
of the Thesis Bc. Alena Třešňáková 2011 Abstract The thesis in the theme: Issues of questionable attributions of works by Francesco Squarcione The first part of the thesis provides a summary of information about Francesco Squarcione. He is known to have first been a tailor, then an artist (from 1429) and collector of antiquities, an innovative activity in his time, and finally, an entrepreneur who influenced young artists in Padua from the 1430s to 1460s. Squarcione founded (1431) the earliest known private art-school. He educated 137 pupils who had trained or learned through the copying of antiquities in Squarcione's collection. Only two works made by him have come down to us from his artistic era; the De Lazzara polyptych in the Museo Civico in Padova (1449−1452) and the Virgin and Child in Staatliche Museen in Berlin (around 1455). The second part of this work deals with the other works that have been attributed to him over the next centuries. There is a compiled catalog of these works of art. In each of the entry are summarized important opinions about authorship of the work and on the end of which I presented my own opinion. It is difficult to confidently attributed these works to the Master Francesco Squarcione, since on the commissions often collaborated his pupils, who created in his style...
Antonio Maria Viani in Mantova. Painting works and drawings.
Nová, Magdaléna ; Zlatohlávek, Martin (advisor) ; Konečný, Lubomír (referee)
The subject of thesis is Antonio Maria Viani's paintings and drawings which he created during his residence in Mantua. Mantua was ruled by art enthusiastic Gonzagas family who were the indisputable art enthusiasts. This thesis aims to summarize and evaluate the articles that had been written about Antonio Mario Viani until the exhibition called "I segni dell'arte. Il Cinquecento da Praga a Cremona" took place in Cremona in 1997/1998. The exhibition significantly helped this artist (originally from Cremona) to become widely known. Firstly shown, there were some Viani's drawings from Clary-Aldringen's albums which are now deposited in the National Gallery in Prague. List of bibliography will have been completed by the latest literature related to the artist and discussions and reviews of the exhibition in Cremona are also included. The main purpose of this thesis is to introduce the artist Antonio Maria Viani as an excellent master which, undoubtedly, he was. It is also inherent to stress the exceptionality to have so many drawings from cremona's masters in our colletions.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn in Bohemian and Moravian state collections
Lišková, Julie ; Zlatohlávek, Martin (advisor) ; Konečný, Lubomír (referee)
The work deal with several paintings from National gallery in Prague adherent to Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Concretely Is spoken especially about three painting, one of which is still consider to be the autor's work by Rembrandt. The other two works have already been dedicated to his pupils. But they had been ascribed to Rembrandt in the past. Therefore these paintings were included in this work. Simultaneusly is solved the problem of the Rembrandts authorship determining and doubtful authorships in general. The best part of the work is devoted to the art historical opinions, their reproducing and the endeavour of layout contraversial points. Conclusion of the work is foremost the reproducing and gathering of available informations, because answer and solve questions of the authorship is the work for many years.
Depiction and Meaning of Animals in Renaissance Portraiture: The Case of the Ermine
Marešová, Markéta ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Zlatohlávek, Martin (referee)
This thesis deals with representation of animal and their meaning in european portrait painting of the period spanning from second half of 15th century till the beginning of 17th century and it sets to describe relationship between humans and animals occurring in the symptomatic space of portraiture as well as the renaissance culture in general. Among the art genres it is portrait where we can trace immediate interaction of humans and animals as the later are usually included in the painting on demand of the submitter of the artwork and are positioned there as a symbol though which the portrayed person communicates with viewer. The fundamental characteristic of animal symbolic is its ambivalence and multiplicity of meaning shaped over centuries as the renaissance iconography of animal have been dominantly formed by ancient manuscripts and medieval bestiaries. From the wide specter of animals represented in this period my thesis is focusing in detail on the case of ermine which was one of the less commonly represented animals. Symbolism of the ermine is further discussed in case study on two particular master pieces of renaissance art - Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci and Young Knight in a Landscape from venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio - where the appearance of the animal plays key role...
Contributions to the study of the early modern period iconography of book covers
Pavlišová, Jindřiška ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Royt, Jan (referee)
ln this thesis I explore 16th century book covers. The cover protects and decorates the book and is therefore treated in the following text as an inseparable part of the book. Since book covers have rarely been studied in the past, I have included below a section (Chapter 1) on existing literature - both Czech and foreign - on the topic. Thanks to Gutenberg's invention of a new kind of printing press, and thanks to new fonts, easier typography and unprecedented development of xylographic illustration (especially in Germany), the book changed beyond recognition in the second half of the 15th century and at the beginning of the 16th century. In addition to these profound changes, or - rather - as a result of these changes, the book became cheaper and began to spread among all social classes (Chapter 2). Moreover, it is by no means surprising that all these developments were to have a seminal influence on the book cover (Chapter 3), which became simplified and Iighter in comparison with what it had been in the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, all metal components - one of whose functions, incidentally, had been to protect the boo k - gradually disappeared, the only exception being small metal clasps, used to keep the books shut tight. The need to produce quickly as many book covers as possible forced...
The face is afoot. Depiction of Sherlock Holmes in the Czech lands
Kolich, Tomáš ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Lahoda, Vojtěch (referee)
The subject matter of this bachelor thesis is the evolution of depiction of Sherlock Holmes in the Czech region in book illustrations, comics, theatre and film. This thesis examines today's image of this fictional character and shows how this image has been created. It focuses on the subjects which make Holmes easy to recognize and explains when and how this objects were inserted into Holmes's world. Thesis analyzes periods of history in chronological order. First, it shows how Holmes looked in the novels of Arthur Conan Doyle and in the original English illustrations and dramatizations. Consequently, it analyzes this evolution in the Czech region from the first translations of Doyle's novels to the present day. The task of this paper is also to collect and to create list of every Czech depiction of Holmes that can be found.

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